If the stories are true the shoot for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant was particularly brutal and I think it shows. The first trailer was ballsy, but this one is just visceral as all hell. It’s hard to believe, but I’m looking forward to this western more than Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Tarantino honors the classics, but Iñárritu looks like he’s setting a new standard for the genre.
It will be especially interesting to see if the two films go head to head for awards. Both are obviously trying for Oscar contention and DiCaprio looks like he’ll be in top contention for Best Actor here. Exciting times for western fans.