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The Revenant movie review

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The Revenant is the story of one man who is left for dead by his own team, who also kills his son, after barely surviving a bear attack. Hugh Glass, played by Leo, survives many MANY perils in order to have his revenge on Fitzgerald (Hardy). The Revenant is an amazing movie, but, I don’t need to say that. Everybody KNOWS it is good, it was voted the best movie of the year and gave Leo his first (should be sixth) Oscar! This movie is truly gorgeous and real. The opening shot of the hunt in the swampy area alone took my breath away, then, immediately diving into the action pushed the movie forward. Everything in this movie is realistic. Though it is all improbable it is realistic, it is based on a true story after all. I believe that Tom Hardy should have received the best supporting actor for this as well. His portrayal of Fitzgerald was riveting and something that only Tom Hardy could have pulled off. He was nothing but a complete ass the entire movie, yet you cared about his story. He and Leo played perfect off each other and added some much needed tension towards the end… The reason I say ‘much needed’ is because this movie has its moments of extreme boredom. It is very long, has little dialogue, and though there is always tension it has its slow moments. In those moments you are reminded that you have been sitting for thirty minutes of previews, two hours of movie, and still wont get up for forty five minutes. THAT is my only complaint of this movie though. Its is beautiful, gruesome, real, and a must see.

The Walk trailer review

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The Walk is the true story of Philippe Petit, the man who walked between the twin towers on a tight rope. Much like the award winning documentary about the same exact thing. Also, I have to ask, doesn’t it take away all the suspense and drama since we all know he lives? Obviously he doesn’t fall off, that would be a super depressing movie! Either way, I‘m looking forward to this movie, despite it being a clear Oscar grab. But movies usually get Oscar’s for a reason, because they are good. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis, who has done Forrest Gump, Flight, and Cast Away, which they proudly tell you in the trailer. That is great, but what is honestly more exciting to me is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who I have enjoyed in every last one of his roles! I have to hand it to the trailer, it has a good feel to it, it has great sound, not too many stereotypes…The best part is that I didn’t have to stop halfway through not to get spoiled! Sure, that’s mainly cause we all know what happens, but it’s still good. Finally I’m very happy that they were able to make this movie despite the tragic events of 9/11. I realize people are sensitive but this is an amazing, inspirational story that deserves to be told… again.