Except for Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and a few other movies) the beards made it hard to distinguish who was who, based on what I saw of this movie I think people use them to hide. Actually that makes sense. Of course after a few seconds you realize who Leonard DiCaprio is, I didn’t think he could grow a real beard, was that makeup? There was lots of killing, but not a lot of blood at the beginning of the movie. At the end you saw enough.
The movie says: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
There is a lot more to it than that. Revenge is what drives him, you will have to watch it to see how revenge ends. I enjoyed the movie and the fact they they could shoot flintlocks at 100 yards and hit the target when I couldn’t even shoot a .45 automatic and hit a target at 20 yards. Good I don’t have a gun I guess. It is 1820 and my gosh they must have stunk, the men I mean, least the American Indians kept themselves clean it seems. They kept referring to the Ree tribe, I presume they meant Cree, who were wearing Lakota Buffalo Soldier headdresses. I could pick the movie apart for hours. I won’t, it was good enough that I enjoyed it, a lot of action and survival, and heroes actually.
Although the bear in this movie was realistic enough, the bear in The Jungle Book 2016 looked more realistic. On the other hand, the bear in this movie acted like a bear! Whether a book or a movie, if it has any foul language I always take off a star for that. Modern writers should have a big enough vocabulary that they don’t need it. I rate the movie 3.5 out of 5 stars. When you have nothing else to do, take the time and watch it. – Dec 2015