It’s hard to deny the power of the imagery and the viscerally compelling survival story. The (in)famous bear fight might have become a meme— and I came into it as such before watching the real thing—, but it’s still terrifying and remarkably designed and performed. The long unbroken shot towards the beginning works better here than anything in Birdman.Full review: https://letterboxd.com/fifeco/film/the-revenant-2015/
Despite a promising beginning and the famous bear scene (the bear still doesn't look that great), The Revenant soon descends into two plus hours of watching DiCaprio scream and crawl his way from the location in Canada to the Dolby Theater to collect his *gasp* undeserved Oscar; It's long, boring and suffers from masturbatory visual lulls; a trademark of latter day "prestigious" films. Hardy's great though.
It seems like there's some snobbish reaction to this flick on this site, which I understand on a demographic level, though the whole political correctness involved in bashing for being biased towards native americans, too Hollywoodesque... It's a movie. OK? It's balancing the border between art and action, between history and fiction. Like all films. The Ben Hur and Dances With Wolves in one package. Snap out of it.
Una película asfixiante, claustrofóbica aunque esté rodada en espacios amplios. Pocos diálogos, grandes angulares, para acercarnos al sufrimiento del personaje en planos fotografía sublimes. Gran actuación de DiCaprio. Música excelente. Le falta sustancia, a pesar de la dura trama, se la siente algo liviana, a diferencia de otras de Iñárritu, como "Babel", o "Amores Perros".
If Leo's slobbered, Oscar-starved face could just get out of the way, there may have been a movie here. The only real work Iñárritu did was in the opening scene, which is remarkable direction. From there, poetry of the story is hinted at but never explored, because Leo needed to get an Oscar. Have a bear toss him around and freeze snot to his face. Tom Hardy subtly reminds us there's some authenticity to the craft.
The cinematography in the Revenant is outstanding. Action shots are used in the high-intense parts making the viewer feel like they are there. Close ups are used perfectly to show Hugh's brutally beaten and weathered face. The cinematographer did a phenomenal job on this film capturing every brute and barbaric aspect the film had to offer.
Malgré une histoire somme toute éculée et des péripéties quelles que peu minimalistes, le réalisateur parvient peu à peu à transcender son propos, galvanisé par une approche de l'élément naturel, des paysages grandioses, à vous couper le souffle. Evidemment, l'épisode de l'attaque furibarde de l'ours restera un impressionnant moment cinématographique et une indéniable prouesse technique...www.cinefiches.com
So much CGI. I laughed at the cartoonish opening battle scene and when the animated bear attacked. Is The Revenant a comedy? Then it just descends into a sequence of bushtucker trials for DiCaprio. And that's pretty much it. A bad film with some nice landscape photography