The Revenant ★★★★★

"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe... keep breathing. "

Okay, what happens if you take the direction of Alejandro González Iñárritu, combine it with the stunningly beautiful cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki and toss in Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy for their acting and their charm[s]?

An extraordinary and masterful film.


Seriously: the makeup, the direction, the editing, the visuals, and of course the performances from a [hopefully soon-to-be] Oscar winning DiCaprio; The Revenant is a visual piece for those who appreciate cinema - and for those who just want to be absorbed by the immense landscapes and poetic justice, Iñárritu has given us that as well. [in the best possible way]

However - like most films - there are [very few] drawbacks: Mainly, the story [it is a fairly simple revenge story - nothing overly special] and the dialog is basically non existent. But this is nothing compared to the overall film, which I definitely recommend seeing on the big screen. [Even if it is 156 minutes]

The Revenant is - as far as I'm concerned - a modern masterpiece. If Dicaprio doesn't win an Oscar this time, I'm never going to stop complaining about it.. ever. He deserves the attention that he's getting from this movie. Because Holy Hell, my body hurts just seeing what he endures..even if it is "just a movie."

"why do we fall, Hugh Glass? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up. [over and over again]" [all I could think by the end credits - I think that's my mind subconsciously saying "it's time to re-watch The Dark Knight trilogy"]