Tony Reviews “The Forest” and “The Revenant”


Tony Toscano from Talking Pictures shares his reviews for two new movies in theaters this weekend.

Here are his reviews and grades:

The Forest
In the film a woman searches for her twin sister in a Japanese forest only to find herself surrounded by paranormal forces.

I wish the film had been as good as its star, Natalie Dormer, who turned in an honest performance as the twins. It is her energy that moves the film and makes even the mundane seem relevant.

But, no matter how good Dormer is, the film still fall into the dark hole of predictability.

And that’s the big problem with “The Forest,” it is just too predictable and run-of-the-mill to separate itself from the other films in this overcrowded genre.

The Forest” gets a C- and is rated PG-13.

The Revenant
Inspired by true events, “The Revenant” is the story of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit.

In the story, legendary explorer Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as his son is murdered by his friend John Fitzgerald, played by Tom Hardy. Now, barely alive, Glass must summon all his strength to heal so he can avenge is son.

Amazing performances from both Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy combined with incredible cinematography, make “The Revenant” the experience that it is. Please see this film in a theater and don’t wait for it to hit DVD or Blu-Ray. I mean it will be good but you need to see the film on a big screen

“The Revenant” gets an A. It’s rated R.

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