The Revenant Movie Review (2015)

Mini Intro to The Revenant Movie Review: It is well said that success speaks for itself. There is no need to tell much about the movie “The Revenant”, its achievements at the award shows, and the box office is the biggest proof that the movie is really marvelous. Inspired by the novel “The Revenant”, The Revenant is an action, drama, and adventure movie directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

The movie is about the harsh survival of Hugh Glass (a role beautifully played by Leonardo DiCaprio) out in the wild after being attacked by a bear. The movie was released worldwide on 8th January 2016 and if you have not watched the movie yet, you should definitely watch it. But wait before watching the movie, here is a review of the movie. Scroll down to learn more about the Revenant Movie Review.

Crew: The Revenant Movie Review

Directed By Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Produced By Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Mary Parent

Keith Redmon, James W. Skotchdopole

Written By Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith
Production House Regency Enterprises, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, M Productions, Appian Way
Distributed By 20th Century Fox

Cast and Role of The Revenant Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio As Hugh Glass
Tom Hardy As John Fitzgerald
Domhnall Gleeson As Andrew Henry
Will Poulter As Jim Bridger
Forrest Goodluck As Hawk
Duane Howard As an Elk Dog

 What Do I Conclude After Watching “The Revenant”?

After watching “The Revenant” I have only one word: “awesome.” The Revenant means back from the dead and in the movie, Hugh Glass literally returns from the dead. This shows that no matter what the circumstances are when it comes to the human spirit and willpower nothing can stop you. After watching The Revenant one feels connected to nature. Some shots and sequences are being shot so beautifully that they really tell a lot about the natural beauty of our planet. It is one of the most awaited or we can say that one of the most anticipated movies of 2015 which you should definitely watch.

The Revenant is all about willpower and the human spirit. It is a story of a person who survived through a lot of harsh conditions after being attacked by a bear. He fought with every single challenge and survived even in the harsh weather conditions. The way Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of Hugh Glass, he put life into the character. After watching the movie, I can assure you that “The Revenant” is totally worth watching. So if you are wondering whether to watch a movie or not, The Revenant movie review is really positive. I recommend you watch the movie.

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A Little about the Story- The Revenant Movie Review

The Revenant is a story of a person who literally comes back from death after surviving a lot of grating conditions. The story takes time back to 1823 when a crew of trappers were hunting pelts on the land of US territories under the leadership of Captain Andrew Henry. The crew was attacked by Arikara Native Americans and their men were slaughtered brutally. Still, some of the trappers still survived, including their captain Andrew Henry, lead guide Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), and John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) as they cleverly rode onto their boats.

But Hugh Glass recommends the crew complete the rest of the journey on foot to Fort Kiowa as the Arikara tribe will easily catch them if they continue their journey by boat. Captain Andrew Henry agrees with Hugh Glass and he commands the crew to carry whatever pelts they can carry and leave the rest of the pelts so that they can take them after bringing more of their soldiers.

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But many men, including John Fitzgerald, were not happy with the captain’s decision and he was particularly antagonistic towards Hugh Glass and his half-native son Hawk. Fitzgerald thought that Hugh Glass was trying to kill the crew but Captain Henry just ordered the crew to follow Hugh Glass’s instructions as he had more experience in the native lands. So the whole crew agreed to Henry’s decision and decided to walk.

During their camp, while Glass was trying to hunt something for their meal, he was brutally attacked by a bear. Even though he fought with the bear and managed to kill it with his knife, he was severely wounded and was literally near death. When the crew found Hugh Glass’ wounded body, they could not kill him as they thought all of them owe their lives to glass. So rather than killing Glass, they decided to take Glass with them on a sled.

But when the crew finds it impossible to carry Glass any further, Captain Henry offers a prize of $3000. Glass’s son Hawk and Jim Bridger volunteered themselves to remain with Glass, and after refusing their shares of the money, Fitzgerald also decided to remain with Glass for the rest of the shares. But Henry takes promise from Fitzgerald to stay with Glass till his last breath and after Glass’s death give him a proper funeral. But Fitzgerald manages to convince Glass to kill Glass and save his son from any further problems. While he was trying to kill Glass, Hawk walked in and started to fight with Fitzgerald and got killed. Glass could do nothing to save his son and he watched his son’s death helplessly.

Fitzgerald quickly buried the body of Hawk and when Bridger returned to the camp, he convinced Bridger that Hawk was lost and Glass was dead and abandoned Glass half dead. But even then Glass manages to drag himself out of there and makes his way down to the water stream. Meanwhile, Bridger felt guilty for leaving Glass out there while they were going to Fort Kiowa. But Fitzgerald cleverly convinced him that whatever they did was right. After reaching Fort Kiowa they told Captain that Glass was dead and Hawk was killed by Arikara.

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Glass swims across the current of the river and meets a friendly Pawnee who shares his meeting with Glass. This gave Glass little strength and he managed to complete the rest of the journey facing a number of harsh weather conditions. At Fort Kiowa, a French hunter arrives who has lost the rest of the crew and is starving. So Henry offered him food and shelter after interrogating him. While the hunter was eating, Henry found that he was carrying Glass’s water flask. He asked him about the place where he had found the flask. So he and his crew could go there and find Glass. The hunter told them about the place and their crew went for the search of Glass.

Fitzgerald knew that if Glass were found alive, he would be punished for his crime, so he left Kiowa. The crew found Glass very soon and they brought him back to Kiowa where Henry decided to punish Bridger and Fitzgerald. But he could not find Fitzgerald so he decided to go on searching for him and kill him. Glass asked Henry so that he could also join in this mission as he wanted revenge on Fitzgerald. After a long search, they managed to find Fitzgerald but Fitzgerald cleverly killed Henry but he could not survive the fight in front of Glass. And in the end, Glass killed Fitzgerald.

Achievements and Box Office Collection

“The Revenant” was appreciated worldwide for its amazing script, direction, and particularly Glass’s performance. This made the movie receive many awards including Golden Globe awards, best motion picture, best director, and best actor. The movie was also a receipt of nominations for best actor, best director, and best actor in supporting roles at the Academy Awards. The Revenant movie review is positive. The movie made DiCaprio win his first Oscar for best actor in a drama series. Still, the movie is still being nominated in different award shows and is also receiving many awards.

The box office collection of “The Revenant” is also tremendous. The Revenant movie review is very good. It was released on 25 December 2016 and to date, it has collected an overall $506.2 million worldwide which includes $182 million from North America and $304.2 million from other countries. The budget of the movie was only $135 million.

Should I Watch the Movie or Not?

Hell Yeah!! You should definitely watch that movie. Movie-like “The Revenant” is totally worth watching. The movie can literally give you goosebumps. Trust me the movie is so good that after watching it there would be only one word in your mouth: AWESOME. It is one of the most anticipated movies of 2015. That’s all about the revenant movie review. Also, don’t forget to share your personal experience with us. Your comments and feedback are always welcome!

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