ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

"The Revenant" and Akira Kurosawa

Updated on May 29, 2016

When I started watching the "The Revenant" after a minute to the movie I stopped and realized that I don't know what its title actually means. I googled it and found out that it is a french word and means "The Return" when translated into English which reminded me a 2003 Russian masterpiece "The Return" but the two movies don't share much except their titles.

"The Revenant" is a movie about pain. And a little bit about revenge. Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes through all kinds of suffering throughout the movie. Physical and emotional. He gets eaten by a bear, falls off the cliff, has his son killed, burns his wounds, gets stabbed, gets stuck in a snow storm, almost starves to death and etc. At some point I even thought he'll probably get abducted and raped by aliens. But it didn't happen.

DiCaprio is very good at playing the main character and depicting different types of pain. His facial expressions make you feel like you are experiencing that pain yourself while watching him go through it. But I think he did exactly what the director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu told him to do and that's why part of his accomplishment is due to him. I don't think this role is DiCaprio's best in his acting career. He should've gotten an Oscar for his previous performances. As majority of the people I wanted him to get an Oscar but I'm not sure if this role really deserved one.

I enjoyed Tom Hardy's acting more. I think, he deserved an Oscar for his acting in this movie more than DiCaprio did. I liked his kind of emotionless reaction when DiCaprio chopped his fingers off during the last fight scene.

The battle scenes are very intense. The scenes where the people get killed by taking an arrow to throat are very well shot. These scenes reminded me one of the best scenes in the history of film called "Throne of Blood" by Akira Kurosawa. I probably watched that scene four or five times when I watched "Throne of Blood". I think, that's where the Alejandro G. Iñárritu got his inspiration for those scenes.

The film doesn't show how long it took Glass (DiCaprio) to heal and get back his strength to fight and win healthy Fitzgerald. Recovering and even surviving in those severe conditions with those severe injuries in what feels like short period of time is very unlikely to me. You can say it's just a movie and these kind of stuff happens in the movies all the time. I just don't like when a movie claims to be realistic with the scenes but the general big picture (the script) is extremely unrealistic.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • elyarisgandarli profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Nice way to put it :)

    • profile image

      JG Hemlock 

      3 years ago

      I thought this movie was great. It was like the epitome of human survival and raw human emotion all rolled up in one huge bear attack. lol


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)