The Revenant (2009)

Posted in Reviews by - April 27, 2013
The Revenant (2009)

From the moment this movie started rolling with a poem and a piece of classical music, I already suspected The Revenant was going to be a thing of quality and boy did it deliver.

During its opening sequence we witness First Lieutenant Bart Gregory (David Anders) killed under mysterious circumstances in Iraq before his body is returned and buried back in the US. At this point the subtle dark humour was filtering nicely through the serious subject matter but from the moment his articulate decomposing corpse seeks out his best pal Joey Leubner (Chris Wylde) at home one night, The Revenant becomes a work of pure dark comic genius.

The fantasy world which Writer/Director D. Kerry Prior creates is as original a piece of comedy-horror as I have seen, and contains numerous memorable scenes, including an incredible, knock-out ending. The Revenant is also hilarious and doesn’t conform to any vampire or zombie genres but is instead a sincere creative classic which proudly stands apart as its own film.

In addition, the actors were perfect for the part and came across as real friends, while the tone the men struck induces a range of feelings which make watching this film a deeper, richer experience. I could go on but I’ll simply finish by saying that if you like comedy-horror, then this is a definite must.

VERDICT

A true comedy-horror classic

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This post was written by James
Hi, My name is James Atticus and I have had a keen passion for movies ever since being blown away while watching 'A Trip to the Moon' back in 1902. Hardly surprisingly, I am a big sci-fi and horror fan, although my love of film extends throughout all the genres. One of my favourite quotes about cinema was told to me by Alfred Hitchcock, who said: "For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake." To which I replied, "Don't mind if I do!"

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