A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
REVENANT directed and written by Alejandro G. Inarritu based off the novel by Michael Punke, produced by Steve Golin, David Kanter, Anon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, and James W. Skotchdopole. If there was ever a motivational film about what the human spirit is capable of the REVENANT has it. The pace of the film was relentless as you were thrown into the film in the middle of an Indian ambush of a group of fur traders in the middle of winter with their only escape a rushing ice cold river and the boat that lie docked. This action sequence set the pace of the film and featured a creative swinging camera movement that intensified each action sequence throughout the film. The story itself you could say was a survival for revenge sake or revenge that drove the survival of our main character through some unbelievable dilemmas with an amazing wintry backdrop of snow covered landscapes as far as one could see. With not much depth within the story there were only the question if he’d survive and find his ultimate revenge. So for REVENANT I give it 31/2 stars for it’s majestic landscapes and DiCaprio’s tremendous performance.