Okay, so I know that this movie won some awards, and it wasn't a bad movie, but there were just so many things that I couldn't handle about it. First of all, why did that man kill the horse? C'mon dude. Second of all, those poor bear cubs are orphans because of Leo. I know, I know... it was self-defense, which is why I'm not that upset about it. But I feel bad for those cubs, they should have left them out of the movie! So many people and animals die in this movie, it's a blood bath. Did that dead horse scene with naked Leo remind anyone else of Star Wars? Still grosses me out.
Okay, now that I have that out of the way, I want to talk about the time where Hugh Glass (Leo's character) is on the verge of dying. His dreams, or hallucinations, are extremely unsettling to me. I don't understand them at all, are they supposed to help play on the revenge that he is trying to accomplish? Are they trying to help us understand what makes him who he is? Other than the part where he is almost dying, he hallucinates the whole time, so you see these things a lot throughout the movie.
In the end, of course, there is an epic battle between Glass and Fitzgerald. I will say, I am a fan of how it ended and applaud Glass on the ingenious trickery he used. I own this book, and am still debating whether or not I'm going to read it. Has anyone read it? Is it like the movie? Worth my time?
Anyway, this movie was just ok in my opinion. It was really long and too many deaths occurred. I guess I would recommend it, but only if you have nothing else to watch and like these types of films.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"