Directed: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Released Date: 8 January 2016 (USA)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography
Film Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
Movie Quality: 720p BluRay
In late 1823, Hugh Glass guides Andrew Henry’s trappers through unorganized territory. While he and his half-Pawnee son, Hawk, are hunting, the company’s camp is attacked by an war party seeking to recover their Chief’s abducted daughter. Guided by Glass, the survivors travel on foot to Fort Kiowa, as he believes traveling downriver will make them vulnerable. After docking, the crew stashes the pelts near the shore.
While scouting game, Glass is attacked by a grizzly bear and left near death. Trapper John Fitzgerald, fearful of another attack, argues that the group must mercy-kill Glass and keep moving. Henry agrees, but is unable to pull the trigger; instead, he offers money for someone to stay with Glass and bury him after his death. When the only volunteers are Hawk and the young Jim Bridger, Fitzgerald agrees to stay for money, to recoup his losses from the abandoned pelts.
After the others leave, Fitzgerald attempts to smother Glass but is discovered by Hawk. Fitzgerald, concerned that Hawk’s loud reaction to him attempting to kill Glass could alert the , stabs Hawk to death as Glass watches helplessly. The next morning, Fitzgerald convinces Bridger, who didn’t know that Fitzgerald had killed Hawk, that the are approaching and they must abandon Glass. Bridger protests at first, but then follows Fitzgerald after the latter leaves Glass half-buried alive in a make-shift grave. After they depart, Fitzgerald admits he lied about the approaching. When Fitzgerald and Bridger later meet Henry at the fort, Fitzgerald tells him that Glass died and Hawk vanished. Bridger is complicit in the lie about Glass’s death, even while he knew nothing of Hawk’s.