Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Revenant (2009)

So Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar, and it was indeed a great movie. However, what wasn't all that great, was that the film took the same title as one of the most underappreciated movies of the last decade. And with DiCaprio's Revenant receiving so much attention, it meant that this little gem went to rest in cinema obscurity. And that sucks, 'cause 2009's Revenant is also quite the film.

This one is more of a buddy-film, akin to Dead Heat. As the poster reveals, one of these buddies finds himself dead, and must figure out how to "live" with the situation, but unlike Dead Heat, this film is played with a straight face, similarly to I Zombie: Chronicles of Pain.

There's also a lot of guns, gore, and dildos, with a wonderfully bleak sense of humor throughout. Try imagining Tarantino directing a zombie flick, and you might have an idea where this is going.

Perfect viewing with a bunch of friends and beer, or on a hangover Sunday.


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