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Should I watch The Revenant?

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isobel79 Tue 10-Jan-17 02:08:38

A friend has highly recommended this film and has nothing but praise for it. Anyone else watched?

Notsleepingeveragain Tue 10-Jan-17 02:37:39


My advice would be to trust your friends recommendations for you rather than forum room strangers.

I thought film was good, friends of mine thought it was terrible so it is subjective and depends on what you like in films.

echt Tue 10-Jan-17 08:47:58

I enjoyed it the first time, but not the second.

Fallonjamie Tue 10-Jan-17 08:49:41

I enjoyed it twice. Other friends thought it was too long.

MaudOnceMore Tue 10-Jan-17 08:52:09

::waves at echt::

I disliked it first time round - went to Odeon's Screen Unseen preview screening and would have walked out if I wasn't hemmed in next to a wall. It's a compelling story, but there was far too much gory injury for me (others will differ of course) and it fails the Bechtel Test miserably.

fruityb Tue 10-Jan-17 08:56:30

Loved it but you certainly have to be ready for it as it's heavy going!!

ChickenPoop Tue 10-Jan-17 09:03:45

I didn't like it. Bored me.

Bluntness100 Tue 10-Jan-17 09:05:06

I thought it was rather shit and so did everyone I know who watched it. I wouldn't recommend it.

Cinthy Wed 11-Jan-17 10:01:34

I would watch it!!

LucyInTheSkyWithDonuts Wed 11-Jan-17 10:03:21

It's very long and moody and rather graphic but I enjoyed it!

lokisglowstickofdestiny1 Wed 11-Jan-17 10:04:58

It was beautifully filmed but I found it too implausible to the point of annoying. I wouldn't watch it again.

Newtssuitcase Wed 11-Jan-17 10:06:01

I thought it was good. Quite violent in places though.

Chopchopbusybusy Wed 11-Jan-17 10:08:06

I saw bits of it. Didn't hold my interest and it was way too unnecessarily violent.

backinthebox Wed 11-Jan-17 10:11:47

You have to like Leonardo grunting through his beard a lot. And not in any kind of sexy way.

hellooscar Wed 11-Jan-17 10:13:11

Feel asleep watching it was kinda boring and my partner said it was rubbish.
Everyone else we know that's watched it didn't think much of it either tbh.

Tinkletwinkle Wed 11-Jan-17 10:14:20

I also was bored.

WorldsSmallestPatio Wed 11-Jan-17 10:15:45

Do any animals get hurt in it? I dont watch animal peril grin

lokisglowstickofdestiny1 Wed 11-Jan-17 10:17:52

Worlds as far as I can remember a horse gets killed but not sure if any other animal casualties.

Pluto30 Wed 11-Jan-17 10:33:46

Bears die... horses die too. There may be others.

I liked it. Wouldn't watch it again as there's no need to watch it more than once. But the person I saw it with didn't like it at all.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 11-Jan-17 10:36:18

I'm having the same debate! Not sure it's naptime viewing

MaudOnceMore Wed 11-Jan-17 10:37:56

Lots of animal peril, as I remember it. I only got through it by telling myself how beautiful the landscape was (as indeed it was).

qwerty232 Wed 11-Jan-17 12:17:53

I thought it was overrated. Some great cinematography, and a wonderful opening continuous take. But ultimately it's a vapid and really quite boring male revenge fantasy that largely consists of Leonardo De Caprio crawling round on his elbows grunting and Tom Hardy overacting. For hours.

PuppyMonkey Wed 11-Jan-17 12:19:50

I liked it a lot and think Tom Hardy steals the film. You should maybe just watch it OP and form your own opinion...

user1485349628 Wed 25-Jan-17 13:14:04

It's a brilliant film, Tom Hardy too! blush It's well worth a watch i'd say.

MaQueen Fri 03-Feb-17 21:13:18

Dull. Overly long and dull. Did I mention it was dull...? Some nice footage of trees, I suppose...

Gave up very early on, trying to understand a single word Tom Hardy was saying. He might as well have been speaking Klingon.

Leonardo is either gurning, or grunting. Sometimes both at the same time. DH fell asleep halfway through...lucky bastard hmm

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