We paid a visit to the cinema last weekend,to see The Revenant. I’m a lover of historical fiction, action scenes (with gore as well) and am a big fan of Leonardo Di Caprio.

So, it was a no brainier really.

I loved the film. It was gruesome in parts, especially the bear attack scene, which led to a debate on the way home. How could someone survive that attack? The man was dead, surely! This must be a Hollywood exaggeration.

However, as the film is based on a true story, it seems that the powers to be have got it spot on! And the awards that it has received reflect that.

It tells the story of Hugh Glass, a hunter and a frontiersman in the US in the 19th century. The scenery is spectacular (Montana and Dakota), the effects are breathtaking, and the music throughout is hauntingly beautiful (Ryuichi Sakamoto, who was in one of my favorite bands, Japan).

The narrative is very limited, but the film relies on the haunting images, the desolation and the scenery. 8/10