The Revenant is based on the true story of a group of pelt traders in 1823 (in the region that is now South Dakota). When one of them, “Hugh Glass” (DiCaprio) is left for dead by the rest of his party, the struggle for survival goes up a notch. The movie’s chief source of inspiration comes from a modified tale in a novel by Michael Punke bearing the same title.
|Release: Dec 18, 2015|
Runtime: 135 minutes
Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega,
Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Peter Mayhew
It’s been more than 30 years after the fall of Darth Vader and the old Empire, but the new power struggle this time around is only a repackaging of the old one – passing through the Republic stage, to now a “First Order” phase (I can only imagine this means the new empire thinks they are so badass that they discount the efforts of their predecessors and call themselves the “first”). These enemies are as or more dramatic than they’ve ever been portrayed before, but let’s look at the cast overall because, well, that is where the film’s best writing shows itself.