First trailer for Alejandro G Inarritu’s The Revenant has just been released. Inarritu is the current Oscar Best Director. And this is the film for which Leo had to grow that skanky beard - that he insists on keeping.
Here’s what the trailer is telling me: Leo and Tom Hardy are on a hunting team. And Tom Hardy betrays him and Leo gets hurt. And Leo vows to chase Tom down and get what’s his. Also he’s a great dad because he really wants to see his son. Basically a total Man’s Man, you know? People will lose their sh-t over this movie because of the director and the cast and the cinematography depicting the harsh conditions, a metaphor for Leo’s harsh circumstances and all that he has to overcome to reclaim his life…
So I guess I’m the only one who’s bored?
I just watched this twice. And despite the music telling me that now is the time for intensity, I was bored. I was bored because I feel like I’ve seen this before:
Dude gets knocked down. Has to climb up a deep hole and it’s hard. Has to walk really far through the snow and it’s hard. Has to ride a horse and shoot his gun and it’s hard. Has to meet his nemesis face to face. And all of this will take over two hours. Because these people can’t make a movie under two hours anymore. And there are no women.
I guess I’m just not the audience. Or, as Duana just described it:
“Um, this is just for people who don't want to admit that they've realized they're feeling left out because they declined to watch Game Of Thrones and now realize they should.”