Based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Michael Punke, comes the alleged true story of Hugh Glass, a trapper who was brutally mauled by a bear and left for dead by his hunting team. I refuse to throw in spoilers so I am leaving the rest to the viewer. This film was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) and you can really see how it was made for the big screen in the eyes of this amazing director. It takes place in the cold snowy frontier and the hyper-realism of each scene can bring you into the film, so much that you can almost feel the chill.
Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy both put on a great performance, especially the empathy I felt for Leo's character through out the entire movie. Tom Hardy puts on a believable Tommy Lee Jones accent that leaves me wondering why he was snubbed a Golden Globe nomination.
The grit and rawness of the film, and the well developed screenplay that The Revenant brings to the viewer is just enough for me to consider this one of the best movies of the year. I expect this to be a big contender at the Oscars.