The Revenant

Factual error: The firearms of that era did not use smokeless propellant (i.e. gunpowder). None of the shots fired in this film produced anywhere near the black smoke that would have been realistic.

Bruce Trestrail Premium member

Continuity mistake: Hugh's wounds change from when he cuts open the horse to the ending when he is sitting inside the shack. Specifically, a wound on his right shoulder is there and gone between those two sequences. His back wounds also change considerably.

manthabeat Premium member

Factual error: While arguable that Glass could have survived the numerous attacks upon his person (a momma grizzly, cold, hunger, starvation, etc.), his lengthy immersion in an icy river and subsequent grounding and re-warming boggles belief. While hypothermia is considered to be the cause of death in such instances, the fact is that within minutes in extremely cold water, a person becomes unable to perform the simplest of motions as the extremities shut down...and they drown. In addition, Glass hauls himself from the river and shortly thereafter is seen in his warm, dry outfit, heading out for new forms of physical and emotional abuse.

stevewaclo Premium member
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Trivia: Regarding the pursuit of Fitzgerald, the history says that Glass learned that Fitzgerald had joined the army and was stationed at Fort Atkinson, in present-day Nebraska. He traveled there as well, where Fitzgerald returned his stolen rifle. Glass reportedly spared Fitzgerald's life because of the heavy penalty for killing a soldier of the United States Army. So, there was no bloody fight as depicted in the film. No "revenge."

DaveL.2

Boone: I'm actually starting to miss my wife's cooking.
Stubby Bill: Shit, I'm actually startin' to miss your wife.

Hugh Glass: I ain't afraid to die anymore. I've done it already.

John Fitzgerald: You came all this way just for your revenge, huh? Did you enjoy it, Glass? 'Cause there ain't nothin' gon' bring your boy back.

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Question: If the French kidnapped the Native American woman, then why were the natives trading the furs with them and saying that they needed horses to find the woman. Were the French hiding her?

Chosen answer: The French were lying to the natives. They had kidnapped the woman and then sold them provisions to help the search for her. They benefited further from the Native Americans killing their rivals.

Question: At the end of the film the chief spares Glass in return for helping his daughter. How has the chief got to know that the unknown man in front of him is that very man who helped Powaqa?

EvgK

Chosen answer: She had plenty of time to tell him whilst watching the fight.

Question: Where did Fitzgerald and his partner obtain the two horses which they rode into the fort?

suburn

Chosen answer: They stumble over a burnt Indian camp and found the two horses there.

Julian1990

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