Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Revenant

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What you may need to know:

1. 19th century revenge western. After a bear mauling, fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is robbed and left for dead by his companions (Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter).

2. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s eagerly anticipated follow up to Birdman (2014), one of the most divisive movies of last year. If you loved it, odds are your mate hated it. Your mate’s wrong.

3. Can Iñárritu bag an Oscar two years in a row? Doubtful, but he’ll certainly be in contention. Probably best to keep Sean Penn away from the podium, just in case.

4. The last director to win two successive Oscars was Joseph L. Mankiewicz (A Letter to Three Wives [1949] and All About Eve [1950]). John Ford also won for The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and How Green Was My Valley (1941).

5. Iñárritu certainly doesn’t make things easy for himself. After choosing to shoot Birdman using a brilliant one-shot device, the director’s self-imposed handicap on The Revenant was the decision to shoot the film in sequence.

6.
Broadsheet prognosis: Needs more jazz drumming.

Release Date:
  January15, 2016

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)

13 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Revenant

    1. Drogg

      Birdman was over hyped swill that belittles cinema and does nothing more then then app over the wonders of theatre.

      1. Jones

        When I left the cinema feeling like I’d wasted a tenner the usual check-shirt-beardy-glasses mob were all over it.. “I don’t really get it but I think I liked it.. no wait I did”

        1. Drogg

          I hated every second of it. I felt like it was mocking you for liking movies instead of going to theatre. It was badly shot and over used editing devices. I really don’t know how it got the credit it did. I don’t get why people like it or is it that they like it to show they are cool and arty to their peers?

  1. b

    Jeremiah Johnson is my favourite mountain man movie. the first two episodes of centennial also give a good insight into the mountain man life.

  2. Odis

    Up until now I always thought “Revenants” to one of the monsters in the popular “Doom” series of video games.
    You live and you learn.

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