May 24, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

It’s a Wild World: ‘The Revenant’ DVD Release Today:

By Nick Boyd

Scheduled for DVD release today, Tuesday, April 19, “The Revenant” stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald, Domhnall Gleeson as Andrew Henry, and Will Poulter as Jim Bridger.

Glass is the guide for a fur hunting expedition when one day he is savagely attacked by a bear and is left in horrendous shape. After his fellow frontiersmen carry him around on a makeshift stretcher and realize his status is weighing them down, it is decided that Fitzgerald, Bridger, along with Glass’ half-native son Hawk will separate from the group and tend to him on their own. After Glass’ condition seemingly deteriorates, they decide to abandon Glass in the wilderness, thinking he has little chance of survival. Before this takes place, though, Glass witnesses Fitzgerald kill Hawk

Getting revenge on Fitzgerald is what Glass is after once he has gotten some of his strength back and has recovered somewhat.

In a very demanding physical role, DiCaprio is excellent, conveying a lot with minimal dialogue. This is probably the most difficult part DiCaprio has ever had. Further demonstrating his versatility, Hardy is very good in a menacing role, with hardly any sympathy to his character. The real breakout performance, though, was probably that of Poulter who seems to come-of-age during the film. A young man who clearly does not like what he sees in Fitzgerald, he is the real moral center of the picture.

What the crew of the movie was able to do on a technical level is astonishing. The editing, sound work, and look of the movie are all first-rate and really immerse you in the atmosphere.

The picture takes place in the middle of winter, and the fur hunters are in freezing/snowy conditions. Such conditions add to the extremity of the situation, and also shows why trying to tend to Glass was a liability to the group, so they all would not die. Situational ethics comes into play here when trying to decide what to do with Glass.

It was not believable for me that DiCaprio’s character would have been able to survive all that he endures. Also, why would an experienced frontiersman like Glass go out wandering alone and not stay with the group – this is what leads to his bear attack?

This very well-made film, while not for the overly sensitive, is worth enduring to see DiCaprio at the top of his game. The gorgeous outdoor settings are a must for a truly breathtaking big screen experience.

in News
Related Posts

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...

Shared Mobility Plummets in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Recent report also shows that nearly half of riders make over $100,000 By Sam Catanzaro Shared mobility use in Santa...

Christopher Dishlip Selected as Santa Monica’s New Assistant Director of Public Works

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Public Works Director Rick Valte announced the selection of Christopher Dishlip as Santa Monica’s new Assistant Director of Public Works....

Letter to Editor: Response to Himmelrich’s “We Walk the Talk” Column

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

By Beau Marks As a Santa Monica resident, I am dismayed by Sue Himmelrich’s response (“We Walk the Talk,” Santa...

Motional And UberEats Launch Autonomous Deliveries In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

There Are Plans For Expansion Into The Rest Of Los Angeles Motional, a global driverless technology leader, and Uber Technologies...

Winston Pies Opening Third Location In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

The restaurant used to be known as ButterCrust Pies Winston Pies is staying in Santa Monica when opening their third...

Only 10 Vaquita Porpoises Survive, But The Species May Not Be Doomed

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Hope remains for the porpoise species not only survive but thrive with human help. By Stuart Wolpert The vaquita porpoise,...

The American Cinematheque Brings “Bleak Week” To Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre And The Los Feliz Three Theatre

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

33 Films From 18 Countries In One Week. By Dolores Quintana Sometimes when things are tough and you’re feeling down,...

Man Who Murdered His Family Members Pleads Guilty To Five Other Killings

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Escobar injured an additional seven other people as well.  By Dolores Quintana A man, Ramon Escobar, has pleaded guilty to...

The price of gasoline in Los Angeles County Has Experienced The Largest Increase Since February

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Gasoline prices in Orange County Have Also Increased By Dolores Quintana Regular self-serve gasoline in the county of Los Angeles...

Santa Monica Travel Summit Of 2022 Returns To Take On Tomorrow

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

The Event Was Held At The Jonathan Club On Santa Monica Beach By Staff Writer The 2022 Santa Monica Tourism...

City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program: Santa Monica Beat – May 16th, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program * Santa Monica High School Students...

1221 Ocean Avenue Complex Sold For Record Price

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Sold for a record price of $330 million. By Dolores Quintana The Irvine Company has sold 1221 Ocean Avenue to...

Office Construction Is Starting To Rise In Los Angeles

May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Property vacancies are still affecting growth.  By Dolores Quintana In March, the Los Angeles Metropolitan area had 3.2 million square...