The Revenant, The Long Journey to Revenge

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The word ‘revenant’ is defined as a person who comes back after so long disappeared or is considered dead. This word was later used by author Michael Punke for his novel in 2002, The Revenant. This novel was inspired by real events in the North American interior of the 19th century,  when Hugh Glass who was severely wounded by a bear attack was abandoned by his comrades, then in that state he managed to travel home hundreds of miles alone. The Revenant movie still follows the story’s outline of the original story but is added to the touches that make the story more highlighting the inner struggles of its characters. Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is incorporated in the animal vessel team led by Captain Andrew Henry (Domhnall Gleeson) in the jungle of America. Hugh became a member of the mainstay with knowledge of navigation and rich weaponry. You’ll want to know the rest of the story, right? Just watch on

The plot of this movie is actually as simple as that, nothing can be said special because the direction and purpose of the character have been clear since the beginning. However, what González Iñárritu did was not only exacerbated Hugh’s struggle in the snow season but also deepened Hugh’s motivation and other characters in his actions. At the beginning, there is a contradictory line of thinking between Hugh and John that spawns a spiteful seed, much less Captain Henry relies more on Hugh for navigation. Even so, it’s hard not to admire The Revenant as an achievement for the people involved. Simple plots still have a thickness of meaning through scenes that give emotional effects, acting is not much talk and often covered costume and make-up still able to be delivered with the depth through gestures and eye spotlight until the pictures are very beautiful are captured without artificial lighting. All that seems to be a very appropriate compensation, making long duration and slow speed can be forgiven.