With so much Oscar buzz around this film, my interest grew higher and higher. I finally had the chance to watch this film.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy are one of the best working actors today. It’s so great to see them perform together as they are both brilliant. Even though this is Leo’s film, at times it felt like Tom was taking the lead because he was that powerful.
This film is about survival, especially in a time period where they didn’t have a lot such as medical care. Leo’s character attack by a bear is brutal. You wonder how he was able to survive at this time. There are a lot of violence but they are technically in a war so this is something to expect.
Alejandro is always good with his directing and it shows here. He has a particular style which is unique and knows when to focus on certain characters or acts. The cinematography is superb. It looks so crisps and clean considering that this is set in the woods. It must have been hard to film in natural lighting because they have to make sure the light fits the scene but it payed off.
The movie did go on for longer than it should’ve. I got bored at times because certain scenes dragged for a bit. I know it’s an art film but it could be the fact that I am getting used to these movies.
In the end, I will give this a 7/10.