The Revenant ★★★½

I'm probably not supposed to think this is as much fun as I do, but I find the combination of grisly violence, incredible and frequently comic portent, and for the most part oppressively immaculate technical craft wildly exciting even while I compute how needlessly it strains for seriousness. So yeah, I was the guy behind you in the theater who cackled every time an arrow suddenly popped through a dude's throat or any given living body was otherwise subjected to some absurd, visceral abuse. And I enjoyed (at least until its stupid final moments) that this doesn't really bother with useless handwringing over the morality of revenge. Strip a half-hour of cold people glaring and freezing out of this and you'd have a hell of an action movie.