ByLuke Dancer, writer at
Luke Dancer

As some of you may have already seen new upcoming trailer for Oscar winning director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's new movie The Revenant. Inarritu certainly laid down his stamp on the film industry with the incredibly well received Birdman with the groundbreaking cinematography, editing and acting that scored many Oscar nominations and winnings. But will The Revenant live up to its predecessors hype?

The short synopsis of the film was released also and so the plot revolves as follows: an explorer who is heavily attacked by a bear whilst on his travels alongside his companions in Wyoming. Following the attack the explorer known as Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) seeks vengeance on his companions who left him for dead in the wilderness after the attack. This synopsis is just as exciting and mysterious as the trailer and looks to be another jewel in Inarritu's crown.

Straight away the visceral and immersive cinematography sets an incredibly intense and harsh atmosphere, even in a short action set piece that we see the cinematography is totally unique in style for an action scene, which is what makes it so riveting and attractive to watch. Rumours state that throughout the whole film, natural and ambient lighting is constant in the movie which is genius when trying to transport that harsh cold and intense atmosphere in the movie into the audience.

I am one of probably many who think that after watching this trailer, this movie may just give DiCaprio his first Oscar win. One of the director's jobs when directing is to ensure he/she gets the best performances out of his/hers performers, and Leo is in the best hands when gunning for that ultimate performance which was given to Michael Keaton and many others in Birdman. The Revenant's trailer seemed to state that his movie his a big one after seeing this huge action scenes and expansive open lands, which is in some way a positive as it will be different from a small indie or art house project that blatantly acts as Oscar bait.

This mysterious and gorgeous trailer sets up one of my most anticipated movies of the year in spectacular fashion, and seems to give Inarritu a chance at directing a huge expansive movie that travels across expansive lands with some of the hottest actors in Hollywood right now. The Revenant looks to be a visual and acting masterclass, much like its predecessor Birdman, and no doubt will get some Oscar and Golden Globe nods next year.

If you haven't checked out The Revenant trailer I implore you to do so as it'll give you a taste of the Inarritu can do with a camera if you haven't seen some of his work already.

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