"The Revenant" features two Oscar winning performances; one from Leonardo DiCaprio and one from Mother Nature. What is baffling to the mind about this movie is that it once again makes Leo worthy of the award and, in my estimation, he will win without uttering more than a 100 words during the entirety of the film. Which is more than fine, because the scenery does the talking. Thinking back on all the movies I have ever seen, I have never watched a movie that so evenly paints a fair picture of both nature’s beauty and her violence. Most movies paint the wild as something to be tamed. This film does the opposite and shows the great outdoors as unrelenting and unforgiving. This portrayal is so well done that the environment becomes a character to be survived and conquered. Mr. DiCaprio must act against and with it. For his effort, he deserves his first award from the academy.
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