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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 06:53:28 PM »
Why did the captain even leave him with Hardy? That made no sense. Either there's no scene or it jumps through it extremely fast. Very convenient for him.

This is such a bad script.

There is a scene and it's gone over in detail. That's not saying I liked that scene, but it is there right after the Captain can't pull the trigger. He offers money to any men who stay and care for Glass while the others go to the fort and come back with more men and provisions. Which is a horrible idea. To me, the movie was as much about Captain Henry's incompetence as Glass's will to survive.

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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 08:19:50 PM »
Why did the captain even leave him with Hardy? That made no sense. Either there's no scene or it jumps through it extremely fast. Very convenient for him.

This is such a bad script.

There is a scene and it's gone over in detail. That's not saying I liked that scene, but it is there right after the Captain can't pull the trigger. He offers money to any men who stay and care for Glass while the others go to the fort and come back with more men and provisions. Which is a horrible idea. To me, the movie was as much about Captain Henry's incompetence as Glass's will to survive.

And then he gets SO angry when he finds out he's been lied to. WTF. This screenplay wouldn't get by most producers, but I guess if you have 2 Oscars...

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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 09:00:27 PM »
I don't see it as incompetence so much as a stubborn adherence to a code of honor. I do think it was overplayed to the point of being silly, but I think the motivations were pretty clearly expressed.

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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2016, 11:56:49 PM »
For me it'd be The Departed or Catch Me If You Can.

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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2016, 06:00:09 AM »
For me it'd be The Departed or Catch Me If You Can.

Yep, The Departed. Which incidentally has a dozen amazing performances which it never gets credit for.
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2016, 01:40:32 AM »
I iMDB'd Leo and I think his most Oscar-worthy performances were indeed The Departed coupled with Revolutionary Road and The Wolf of Wall Street (unpopular opinions thread here I come). I don't remember him in Catch Me If You Can enough to judge the quality of his work, although I like the movie a good deal.

As for the movie at hand, I am with the people that admire the technical prowess but are underwhelmed by the overall story. And yes, in Hardy's shoes I would have advocated shooting his brains out too.
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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 10:03:00 AM »
I generally didn't care how dumb the script was. Lubezki's writing made up for it.

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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2016, 03:04:43 PM »


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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2016, 10:14:28 PM »
Not one of their best, but I give the series credit for being one of the few comedy series on YouTube that's genuinely funny.
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Re: The Revenant
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2016, 10:15:50 PM »
Not one of their best, but I give the series credit for being one of the few comedy series on YouTube that's genuinely funny.

Yeah, the emphasis on the pondering shots of the sky was perhaps quite a cheap shot.
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