The Revenant 2015 Review

While exploring the uncharted wilderness in the 1800s legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack, when his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family, Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.


Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit in an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team in a quest to survive Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) guided by sheer will and the love of his family Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption The Revenant is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman, Babel).


In an 1823 expedition of the uncharted American wilderness now known as the "Bridger Mountain Range - Montana" explorer and fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear near "Lemmon - South Dakota" and left for dead in a shallow grave by members of his hunting team the film follows Glass navigation of a vicious winter to survive and seek vengeance on those who left him to die and murdered his young half-Native-American son the plot of The Revenant is loosely based on historical events the 1971 film Man in the Wilderness starring Richard Harris was based on these same events.

The Revenant directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, the screenplay by Mark L. Smith and Inarritu is based in part on Michael Punke's 2002 novel of the same name, which was inspired by the life of frontiersman Hugh Glass, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson, It is the second onscreen collaboration of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy after Inception, development of the film began in August 2001 when Akiva Goldsman purchased Punke's manuscript with the intent to produce the film but it was originally set to be directed by Park Chan-wook with Samuel L. Jackson in mind to star, and later by John Hillcoat with Christian Bale in negotiations to star, both directors left the project, and Inarritu signed on to direct in August 2011 In April 2014 after several delays in production due to other projects Inarritu confirmed that he was beginning work on The Revenant and that DiCaprio would play the lead role, principal photography began in October 2014 and ended in August 2015 The Revenant premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on December 16, 2015 and will have a limited release on December 25, 2015 followed by a wide release on January 8 2016.

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