Any way you slice it, it really does seem like a bold move to be making a balls-out Western revenge fantasy starring a cast nearly completely made up of white men in the year 2015. Whatever! The trailer for this movie, directed by recent Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu, absolutely blew me away. Take a look for yourself and marvel at the snowy nightmare-scape, the terse words exchanged over crackling fires, and a CGI bear attack. A BEAR ATTACK. God, remember that Grizzly Man documentary? I’ll never forget the screaming.
Based on the 2002 novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant tells the story of Wyoming fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio, aaaaiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee), who’s betrayed by the man (Tom Hardy, ahhrrhlhqjheFBEH) who killed Hugh’s son. If I were directing, Tom and Leo would be furiously making out on a pile of deer pelts by the end of the first hour, but I’ve got a whole lifetime to go to film school (or not).
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