good cast, interesting story and the director of birdman to boot?!! count me in.
directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
The Revenant (2015) - IMDb
First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro Inarritu's 'The Revenant' | Inside Movies | EW.comIn the 19th century, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a fur trapper, is mauled by a bear while hunting. His companions (Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson) rob him and leave him to die, but he survives and sets out to get revenge on the men who betrayed him.
good cast, interesting story and the director of birdman to boot?!! count me in.
A movie back in old 1820, where Decaprio gets jacked up by a bear, his bros and Tom Hardy dick him over, only for him to come back and exact great justice.
I mean, why wouldn't I watch it?
After reading that, I now realize that I was actually born a woman.
Watch out we got a bad ass over here! Literally. God damn man.
Knew it just from watching the trailer but cinematography being done by Emmanuel Lubezki (Children of Men, Gravity, Birdman). Expect lots of long takes like those films in this as seen from the trailer briefly.
Lubezki is also the cinematographer of the XXIst century Terrence Malick movies (New World, Tree of Life, To The Wonder and up and coming Knight of Cups). So yes he is a badass of the highest order.
The trailer looks good but I have no idea what the plot is or what the movie is about.
It's a remake of Saturday Night Fever. It's all about Stayin' Alive.
This looks impressive.
Looks damn good and I agree you can tell some of them are long takes.
This and Star Wars are the two movies that I HAVE to see this year. Period.
If only more directors were like this...Still, some crewmembers believe a lot of misery could have been avoided — and money saved — if at least some parts of the movie had been conceived with computer-generated effects. "That's exactly what I didn't want," counters Inarritu. "If we ended up in greenscreen with coffee and everybody having a good time, everybody will be happy, but most likely the film would be a piece of shit." Revenant is about survival, he says, and the actors and crew benefited from having to make it in nature.
According to this they still have to finish the movie down in Tierra del Fuego in Argentina as the snow in Canada melted faster than they expected:
Exclusive: Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro G. Iñárritu on ‘The Revenant’
Araysar confirmed Commie:
Originally Posted by Araysar
A war is coming, I've seen it in my dreams. Fires sweeping over the Earth, bodies in the streets, cities turned to dust... retaliation.
Hollywood is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until everything you love is dead.
had to bump this. recently came across the trailer. looks badass as fuck.
From the trailer it looks like they made the abandonment more..purposeful and evil hearted than what the historical accounts represent, at least on the wiki etc. On those readings it looked like the 2 dudes left him because they legit thought he was dead / dead soon...
Still this looks awesome :-)
Yeah, I'm always down for a good vengeance story, and damn this looks good.
I was reading today about the attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson. Though no where near as brutal as this, I really think Hollywood needs to turn to making a lot more historical movies. Sometimes the truth is a lot more amazing than what could be written.
Andrew Jackson was looking down the barrels of two Derringer pistols. Both misfired. The pistols later tested by the Smithsonian and they fired first shot. Some math ran and both pistols misfiring was 1 in 125,000. To top things off, Davy Crockett helped wrestle the man down. And he hated Jackson.
Brad or how to spoil a movie that is not even in the works yet.
LOL Dicaprio gets raped by that bear. Twice.
Day one.Originally Posted by Drudge
yeah no kidding. This shit seems to good to miss.
I remember seeing some sci-fi movie from the early '80s with something similar...
I was pretty excited when the wife presented me with the screener of this today. And then I remembered they only ever send out DVD's for some dumb fucking reason. Get it together, Hollywood.
Is your wife in SAG? What does she do?
She's studying to be a nurse but works for a consulting firm that has a side business of hosting PO boxes for Hollywoood types. So over the last 18 months she's made buddies with some people's wives and such that give us swag from time to time.
DVD screener of this is out in the usual places.
...and it kicks the shit out of S(J)W Disney princess. This is up there with MMFR.
Gonna save my viewing for the big screen. Will make sure I bring my flask while watching, so I can feel 1/100th as manly as Hugh.
I honestly didn't like it as much as Dicaprios last film, Wolf of Wall Street. I thought Dicaprio did a better acting job in that, than this.
Don't get me wrong, this is a really good movie, and it may get some Oscar nominations but I don't think it deserves to win much. Maybe some awards like Cinematography and score but none of the big ones.
Put it on late last night, was a bit boring and halfway through I decided bed was more appealing than another 90 minutes of Di Caprio crawling through the snow
Good film. Breathtaking scenes and camera work. Hardy is pretty good.
True Grit remake was a better story and all-around movie.
Yeah, I'm not entirely sold on the story, but everything else was pretty good.
Film would have been much better if it stayed true to the story
What is the true story? Just curious.
I had a very hard time believing a lot of the movie, even though I knew it was based on a true story. It wasn't so much...
That spoiler is true from what I've read, dude was a super badass.
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Yeah I watched it too and found it kinda boring to be honest. Beautifully shot but just not enough there for a super interesting story.
Loved the nature shots and the display of overall rawness of that time. The badassery shown by DiCaprio was insane, you can tell he put a lot of soul into this. This will end up being a classic, no doubt.
I enjoyed the grit of the story. I did not enjoy the bullshit where hypothermia would have easily killed him. During that river scene all I could think of was how dead he was already. Still worth watching even if it was hollywooded up a bit. The bear scene was $$$$. That part alone was amazing.
Awesome movie, but 30 minutes too long. Why the fuck are they making movies so much longer these days??
The best way I can describe this movie, "An Achievement". The bear attack was one of the most visceral and terrifying things I have ever seen in a movie. The visuals and the way the movie was shot was nothing short of striking.
But... that does not necessarily mean it would receive high ratings on an enjoyment factor. They missed the mark in not giving Glass (Leonardo) more dialogue. We simply do not get to know enough about him personally to make what happens to him and what he goes through all that meaningful. Sure, his family is murdered and he is out for revenge, but you have to make us care about the people first before you kill them in order for the revenge tale to have any impact. Dom Gleeson's captain character was very one dimensional. Tom Hardy was the best thing in the movie.
At the end of it all, it feels like it was too long, yet not enough really happened.
I was glad the indian boy was killed and out of the film really quick. Ever since Assassins Creed III, cannot stand Indians.
Director consulted w/ the director of Grizzly Man, another consultant who interviewed Bear attack survivors and watched over 100 clips of Bear attacks.
Leo was fighting w/ stuntmen in suits, so he wasn't just stabbing air.
i felt like inarritu's obsession with the light for filming and huge departures from the true life events, created like an inverse fury road. all this amazing imagery and focus on communicating the rawness of the character through the environment left what is probably one of the most powerful stories of survival in the west, a bit of a dud.
Okay movie but good god did it drag. Literally 20 shots of just trees blowing in the wind and nothing else.
I thought it was good enough to recommend watching it but not good enough to praise or ever watch again.
I actually thought Hardy did a better job also but thats because his character had more dialogue
And in the story that remains, what was true and impressive (why would they leave out the bear skin back???) gets cut out for dramatic embellishments (the murder of the son). That's mistake number 2.
Hollywood has a compulsion to put cliche dramatic elements where they don't belong. In this movie it boxes out the awesome details of the guy's survival.
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Originally Posted by Noodleface
I thought the film was beautiful. Leo and Hardy were great but the writing/ending just fell flat for me .
I am so confused by the Golden Globes.
* Matt Damon, "The Martian" wins for best actor in a musical or comedy?? is my list wrong...
How exactly is that a Comedy
Anyway Revenant seems to be sweeping
Also Mr Robot won over last years season of GOT, that shit was epic.
Going to have to check out that TV series now.
The reaction you posted of his response to Gaga winning was better
I didn't think Revenant was as good as Mad Max.
revenant wasn't even better than creed, hateful eight, the martian, concussion etc. it's totally mediocre.
I liked how, even if with comedy, they acknowledged the importance of how good the bear scene was in this movie. If not for that scene, the movie would have really been mediocre.
I watched it at the theater this weekend, and I agree that it was a little long and drawn out. However, I'd rather let the director do that if it is his intent instead of the constant editing we hear about because some studio execs think a longer movie isn't going to sell as many tickets. Now in this case I don't think it improved the movie really, but it didn't really detract from it for me either. I wouldn't have minded if every 30 second scene had been cut to 15 seconds though, and shaved 20-30 minutes off the movie.
I loved the movie, but other than the bear scene and the ending fight, I doubt that I'd watch it again for another 10+ years, at least.
This movie was badass. Some of you guys must just be too squeamish to handle a man's film.
Was Tom Hardy a Cajun man in this movie ? Was trying to figure out that accent ? I remember they said back to Texas or heading to Texas, but he sounded strangely Southern
It was great. Enjoyed it more than Hateful Eight.
Fucking bear acted better than Leo did, come on, let's be real here.
Just came back from it. I thought it was pretty ok, like 6.5/10. I felt like it was too long. All the scenes with the Chief guy could have been cut, he didn't matter at all. Tom Hardy again is doing weird accents, that guy just can't stop. Great footage etc, but the writing was pretty bad. Bear CGI sucked but I'm not sure if it could have been better. Could have replaced the indian boy with an autistic kid and it would have been exactly the same lol.
This is the grittiest, manliest movie I have ever seen in my life. I can't think of any scene in any movie that stressed me out as much as that bear mauling scene did.
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