Finally the moment has arrived when one could surely and proudly say “what a film” and “what a performance”. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant” brings out the actual physical strength put by the protagonist on screen and his struggle towards survival much precisely and aptly.
In the very first half of the film nothing seems to be impossible for our strength driven protagonist, who plays the mountain man, Hugg Glass. The story of the film has been set during the 1880s to portray relationship between Native Americans and Whites. Leonardo enters a forest holding his rifle, wearing a long heavy fur-trimmed overcoat. This part could not be much better than anything else. Awestruck locations and spine-chilling winters grasps audience’s attention and make them talk about the entire concept as a difficult one, to be captured onto the screen due to unfavorable weather conditions. One of the most striking scenes appears when Hugg manages to get himself out of the grave when two other men left him to suffer. It is his suffering and the ultimate desire for taking revenge that keeps him alive especially when he flows through the waterfall and still survives reveals the sources.
The film depicts Leonardo in a never seen before character and for all his hard efforts that he has taken to put life into Hugg Glass, right from eating a “Bison’s Liver” to breaking the cold’s effect, he surely deserves an Academy Award this time, for “The Revenant” is a masterpiece of his work in his entire career.
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