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The Revenant – Review

The Revenant, one of 2015’s most anticipated and most critically  acclaimed has finally landed at Malaysia’s cinema. DiCaprio definitely outdid himself for his role as Hugh Glass, the man who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his fellow men. Despite all odds, he survived the brutal experience but for one solid reason. But this Leo’s performance is not the only reason why this movie is such a hit. Upon sitting the 5 minute of the movie – you will learn why.

RATING:9.0/10

The Gist of It:

Hugh Glass, works for a fur trading company. While hunting in the uncharted wilderness, Hugh company were attack by Indians. With only few of them escaping with their life, it’s up to Hugh to navigate the group to safety. In this group, were also his son – whom he would give his life for.the-revenant-fn01

Under Hugh, the group manage to escape. They take refuge near by and left the boat swimming down the stream to confuse the Indians; it’s worked. However, things escalated to a critical situation as Hugh was mauled by a bear. The bear as natural intended had sighted Hugh as a threat to her cubs. But Hugh did not give in that easy. He stab the bear and killed it but the damage was already been done. He was in a bad condition. The element realistic brought by director Alejandro González Iñárritu is absolutely mind blowing. For every slash Hugh receive, we could feel it and some was screaming in agony on Leo’s behalf. 

Hugh’s group manage to find him thanks to those gun shots. But however his condition with slit throat worries some of the men particularly John Fitzgerald played by the hunky Tom Hardy. Now in John’s mind is that if they could have heard the gun shots by Hugh, the Indians would have heard the same and it’s not the best idea to sit there waiting for Hugh to recover while a group of Indians running towards you. His opinion however were not entirely agreed by Captain Henry Andrew, the leader of the group. The Captain felt a little grateful for what Hugh has done so far and not ready to let go of him to die.the-revenant

The group proceed to head to their base camp through the wilderness carrying those fur and Hugh aswell. Again John showed a little disapproved of the Captain’s decision and the he finally got through the Captain’s when they got stuck climbing a slop.
Captain Henry Andrew still felt that they shouldn’t leave Hugh behind but situation calls a drastic decision. The good Captain offers to anyone to take care of Hugh until he is well or other wise. Hugh’s son was first to join the cause along with Bridger(Will Poulter).  So the Captain offered more money to anyone who could take care of Hugh and that’s when John offered himself. Now Bridger, John and Hugh’s son – Hawk were to take care of Hugh. John however didn’t hide his intention with Hugh and told if he died it would be best for all and especially Hawk. As John proceed to kill Hugh, Hawk saw this and defended his father but he died in the process and all this were witness by Hugh.
Next John proceed to lie to Bridger to abandon Hugh in a grave to escape with their life saying that the Indians were already near to the camp. Hugh was left there in 2 feet depth grave to die. Well, with the freezing weather and wounds he receive from the bear but the he is still holding on to his life. The image of his son dying still runs his mind and he is not gonna let the killer of his son roam free. First he got out of that grave, dragging his body to the nearest stream and eating to what ever his mouth could chew and tries to stay alive.

Verdict
At some point The Revenant reminds us of Paul Thomas’s There Will Be Blood but with a mix of Quentin Tarantino blood flow and savage kills. The best part would be the bear attack scene where it’s so barbaric and real. The bear were chewing Leo’s back for crying out loud and it was gruesome. Survival in the wild takes into another level with sleeping inside a horse’s stomach and eating raw meat. This all were supported well by good daunting music to give that realistic feeling. Leo’s and Tom’s acting was top notch with Tom having a little slang like Bane.
Yes, we feel this movie will grab an Oscar for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role and Actor in a Supporting Role.

Favourite Line: “As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe… keep breathing.”

The Revenant – Contest(ENDED)

We are giving away premiere tickets to watch THE REVENANT. Just answer the questions below and you could be one of the first to watch THE REVENANT and the most creative answer might away with some awesome movie merchandises.
Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience 
capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Inan expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (LeonardoDiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Ina quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John.Date : 2nd February 2016
Time : 9.15 pm
Venue : GSC 1 Utama
Contest ends : 29th January 2016

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Adopting Again? NOPE!

We need to correct some local news portal in Malaysia that when on claiming that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has welcomed seventh child into their family. Nope nope nope.

“I saw [the news] on Facebook, but actually it’s just a rumor,”Sao Samphois, a spokesperson for the ministry’s Inter-Country Adoption Administration said in a statement to the Phnom Penh Post.

Yes, the power couple did visited Cambodia last month but unfortunately due to the current  “trackking concerns”, that idea would be impossible at the moment.
“The adoption between the two countries is not yet open,” Samphois added.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Review

Alright, finally we are able to release our reviews after 3 weeks of the releases in Malaysia and the hype was a little above the top if you as us. Yes it’s a must watch movie for those Star Wars fans but did it really raise the bar of the franchise? Well read our revi

RATING:7.5/10

The Gist of It:

It is not a continuation from the previous movie but rather a fresh start. That’s why the title is The Force Awakens. However don’t be to sad it do have a connection with the previous movies just that without the main characters as the main characters.
Well Han Solo will be in but he is not the story about. The new installment is about Rey – a girl from Jakku and a girl who has a strong connection with the force.
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The story begins with Poe Dameron, the best pilot of the Alliance was trying to escape from Kylo Ren. The kind heartened Stormtrooper – FN2187 a.k.a Finn help him out but however Poe was presume dead upon reaching planet Jakku. They crash landed and Finn believed he was the only survivor. Finn met with Rey together with BB8 and thus beginning their journey together.

Escaping together, the trio finally bump into Hans Solo and Chewie and the gang quickly decided what to do with BB8. BB8 carries half of the map to find Luke Skywalker. The importance of the map is the reason why Rey and Finn are being chased around the universe. At the same time, the First Order has a weapon that not to be taken likely. Bigger than Death Star – Starkiller based is huge compared to Death Star. The Starkiller has made its marked around the galaxy by taking down several planet in one go. So it is powerful and dangerous.
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Along the way, Rey got abducted by Kylo and the Rebel makes an awesome entrance. Princess Organa saves Han Solo and the both reunites again. Ofcourse during the reunion was the one the biggest spoiler alert. We won’t spoil it for you.

The team reunites and in a mission to save Rey and save the galaxy. The rest is an adventure that must watch.

Verdict
Well, Star Wars: The Force Awaken is a another storyline under the same timeline. So don’t be confused. The story continues from The Revenge of the Sith but with Rey a the main character. So The Force Awaken is a chapter one of the movie and in our opinion some what not complete, just yet.
The overall movie however is exciting and brings just brings out old memory. The minute we saw Han Solo and Chewie, oh yes – its back.
So do you have to watch it? Yes and yes. This year they are gonna release another Star Wars movie and it’s best you watch it so that you could understand the next movie.

Favourite Line: “Chewie, we’re home.”