The irony behind the film's technical prowess is that Inarritu is arguably the least graceful director alive and yes that includes Michael Bay. And how did Dicaprio go from decent to whatever the fuck this shit is? This isn't a performance, it's a masturbation session put on film. All this for a piss-yellow coloured piece of pebble.
This movie separates the ones who like cinema from the ones who like to like cinema. While I was watching it in the movie theater I was feeling like I was sucked in it, like it was absorbing me, like I was a part of it. Not liking this movie means you don't really enjoy watching movies but just witness and reflect on them as a bystander.
I experienced this film from the gut and I fell in love with it. My critical gaze could dismantle it for reasons given by other MUBI reviewers, but I actually don't want to. I want to connect to this film for the impact it made. I let go and desired the world of The Revenant and I'm happy to stay there for now.
Pesantemente sopravvalutato. Non fraintendetemi, sono contenta che DiCaprio abbia finalmente vinto l'Oscar, ma ha fatto diversi film in cui se lo sarebbe meritato di più. The Revenant ha una regia incredibile, una fotografia da togliere il fiato, ma nonostante DiCaprio e nonostante Tom Hardy, non è che la sceneggiatura fosse così spettacolare e certamente non c'erano performance da Oscar.
Beautifully shot indeed, but the script was pretty poor to me. I'm happy Leo got the Oscar but I believe it was much more deserved for The Wolf of Wall Street, to name a film. He delivers a good physical performance here, but nothing more since the script wouldn't allow it.
A miraculous feat of cinematography channeling many of the greats, I am squarely in the camp that found Tom Hardy's character portrayal even more compelling than our awarded man, but oh well. The only real gripe is that beneath the surface there's nothing really compelling beyond a straight revenge tale, it's almost wholly escapist adventure cinema. Ah the modern age.