Drop What You’re Doing and Go See ‘The Revenant’
I hardly ever go to movies -- sorry, but they're expensive, for real. But my boyfriend and I hadn't had a date night in a while, and I knew he really wanted to see The Revenant. The movie completely swept at the Golden Globe's so I figured, alright, if I'm going to spend money on a movie, this was it.
Holy smokes, was it ever good. And way worth the $20 tickets. "Good" doesn't actually even come close to how amazing the movie was. I have never felt so many emotions in a film, let alone feel like I was actually there in the screen with the characters.
Now, if you're bad with graphic scenes, violence and gore, etc. etc. etc. I highly suggest you find another movie. But even if it freaks you out even just a little bit, you should still probably go see it. There was like a 12 year old girl sitting next to me last night, I kid you not. It's worth the two seconds of blood.
Needless to say, everything about the movie was great. Acting, casting, and let's not forget about the filming locations. One part of the movie was filmed in Libby, MT of all places! I remember talking about it when Leo was seen in town a few months ago, but honestly, the whole movie looks like it could've been filmed in Montana.
The Revenant is also nominated for tons of Academy Awards, and I really hope they dominate, and give Leo a well deserved Oscar.
Things to know before you go see it:
1) This movie is extremely intense, gruesome, but very, very real. The story is about a man who is mauled by a bear and left for dead with nothing on his back but clothes and a pelt. You will follow this man's journey for revenge in a 2.5 hour thriller. So basically, this movie is not even close to a rom-com.
2) The Revenant is based on a book written by Michael Punke. If you've read the book, you'll soon realize that the movie is much more dramatic and drawn out, but still follows a serious story line (I hate outrageous movies).
3) I learned a lot of life-survival skills that I feel like most Montanans would know anyways, but people in New York might not...which could possibly make the movie that much more gruesome. But your average Montanan probably knows how to fight off a bear, right? Or pretend to be dead, for all intents and purposes.
It's hard not to try and least put yourselves in DiCaprio's character's shoes as he treks to find civilization, but it's crazy what happens along the way. Go check it out (and I recommend seeing it in Big D).