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The Revenant

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ogre, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I watched this movie last night and the theater was packed. It's a good watch IMO though not for the squeamish.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like a remake of "Man in the Wilderness" with Richard Harris.
     
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  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I saw it on the 9th.
    As said above it is not a film for the squeamish.
    I found it to be a beautifully filmed bad movie.
    Too many liberties with history, events , locations and people.
    I would have enjoyed the movie better if it were about a generic band of fur trappers and one of their members was mauled by a bear and what happened next ...
    Just too many "Hollywood Facts" for me.
    Granted with what we really know about Hugh Glass , you would be lucky to get six paragraphs , let alone a three hour movie ...
    Andy
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    After suffering a back injury as well as a broken hip AND leg.. His recovery time, though aided by the cold is outside the realm of possibility.
    Im not saying it couldnt have happened, especially when your will to live is that strong, but there is no way he would have done half those things.. That or the bear didnt really stick it to him. The wounds sure, ouch.. But that 1 ton bear bouncing on your lower back and pelvis
    (if cracked or broken).. Nope.. You aren't walking for a while. Ive been there, both types of injuries..

    The cinematography was excellent! However the storyline and directing needed work, I personally would have done a few things differently.. BUT its still worth renting. Just watching it made me feel cold.. Outside for extended periods of time in all that ice and snow with only minimal thermal wear.. Yikes.
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Almost sounds a little bit like The Edge with Anthony Hopkins, which is one I enjoyed. Realistic? Probably not, but still enjoyable and the setting/filming made it more enjoyable to watch.
     
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  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    While not very close to reality, that is Hollywood. They know nothing of reality.

    I really wanted to see this, my wife actually does too. We were supposed to see it tonight. She messed that plan up by going into labor two weeks early!

    Oh movie can wait, it's baby boy time!
     
  7. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    YAY! for you and your family clearconscience.
    You can always name your boy Hugh or 'O Grizz LOL
    All the best to you and your wife.
    Andy
     
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  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Andy.
    It was a little rough yesterday. But baby and momma are healthy.
    He looks like a grumpy old man.
     
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  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Or Leonardo or DiCaprio!:D

    Congratulations, clear c! Best wishes for you all!:)
     
  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Back on topic, I wasn't planning to see the movie! Just couldn't see Hugh Glass portrayed by that mighty, he man Leonardo DiCraprio!
    Honestly, the " DiCraprio" was a misspelling! But now I see it as fate, so left it up!:cool:
     
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  11. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Go watch it for the Pedersoli……it is well represented.
     
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  12. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    So I finally watched it last night, just the rumors of the bear/rape made me put the whole thing out of my mind.
    Man anyone that ever said that bear was raping him, clearly never saw The Great Outdoors. Whats the bear do when its standing atop the door that's on John Candy..It's bounces up and down!

    Oh look the bear is raping John Candy..
    the-great-outdoors-bear2.jpg


    OK back to The Revenant, it is a beautifully filmed movie, as stated above. It was much better than I expected. And I agree he would have been dead in a couple weeks from infection!
     
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  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The great outdoors!
    That's one of my favorite movies.
    The ol' 96er!
     
  14. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    The bear scene was outstanding. I have no idea if that was CGI, but dang....it was brutal. I think for me the characters made made me feel something about each one and the suffering LDC portrayed was wrenching. So in that regard, they did a good job acting. The wife and I have watched it twice and will watch it again. My $0.02
     
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    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Didn't I see that bear in a recent washing machine advertisement?



    V. popular, him.

    tac
     
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  16. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    OK back to The Revenant, it is a beautifully filmed movie, as stated above. It was much better than I expected. And I agree he would have been dead in a couple weeks from infection!

    But survive infection he did, and he continued to hunt and trap from Taos, NM to the Columbia River country until ambushed and murdered, with two companions, by the Arikara in February of 1833.