In “The Revenant,” a period drama reaching for tragedy, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the mountain man Hugh Glass, a man straight out of American myth and history. He enters dressed in a greasy, fur-trimmed coat, holding a flintlock rifle while stealing through a forest.
Its 1823 in the Great Plains, a testing ground for men that’s littered with the body’s of dead animals.The setting could not be more striking or the men more flinty. The movie strikes symbolically and catches the eye with surroundings, the cold and large mountains. The visuals in the this movie blow others out the way, hit movies makes you feel the cold and pain the vast characters must deal with. The locations and animals can give a scare but also make you ponder and think how did they do that.
The most important thing to me was that of which Leonardo DiCaprio characters is a tough, smart, useful and angry. His acting was perfection and I would rate this movie 9/10 because there are some parts that you can’t really hear but other than that I don’t think it did that bad. The actors definitely deserve recognition.
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