Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Dog’s Movie House: “The Revenant” To Reverential For Its Own Good!



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Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant"

Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”



There are films that are destined to be Oscar-bait.  Last year’s “Birdman” was one of those films and, while it is entertaining enough, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film was too stylized for my taste. Well, he’s back with a film that definitely qualifies as Oscar-bait, and unfortunately my enjoyment of the film is not on par with many of my colleagues. “The Revenant” features some incredible scenes and an awards-worthy performance by Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, but it also suffers from long shots of the wilderness that kill the film’s pace and a script that doesn’t develop the characters as well as they should. It makes for a frustrating experience. Continue reading