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The Revenant is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars and Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor, and I hope he gets it. However, I’m not sure if The Revenant will win best picture. I really enjoyed the movie, but the storyline is somewhat dragged out, I found myself at points being a tad bored, not with the film, but with the lack of substantial action. The film could probably have been about 20-30 minutes shorter and would have been no less impactful.

I did enjoy the film and I thought the scenery and setting was stunning. Apparently the actors had to endure freezing conditions just to shoot the movie. Also they had to move part of the movie to South America as the snow in the area they were in, was beginning to melt.

The Revenant is up against The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max, The Martian, Room and Spotlight.
I have already seen Brooklyn, The Martian, Room and Spotlight and out of them The Martian, Room and Spotlight were ahead of The Revenant for me.

It will be an interesting choice as the films are of good quality this year, my rating of the films I have seen this far is shown below.

  • Brooklyn 76%
  • Room 89%
  • The Martian 87%
  • Spotlight 88%
  • The Revenant 82%