I’m Not Going to See the Revenant

United States
January 11, 2016 9:18am CST
I like going to the movies. I also enjoy watching them on television, but that is not my favorite way. I prefer the shared experience with a big screen and an audience. So I have seen the promos for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie the Revenant. It looks exciting. The scenery is stunning. The music is pounding and compelling. It won several Golden Globe awards last night. I am sure it is an excellent film, but I’m still not going to go see it. This movie falls into the category of films that will make me feel worse both during and after viewing it than I did before I bought my ticket. I avoid movies that create strong negative emotions. I can feel bad without paying for the privilege. So why would I subject myself to seeing such films? The answer is simple. I won’t. I am sure it will make lots of money without my donation. I am sure the theaters will be full or nearly so. But I will walk into the screening room next door and watch a movie that will make me feel better, not worse. Maybe it is time to see Star Wars. Which force do you prefer, one that depresses or one that is uplifting?
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jan 16
In fact this story isn't very attractive for me. This movie is popular because of the cast in my opinion. Also I heard a rumor to say that the bear in this movie raped Leonardo DiCaprio. It is even funny that Leonardo DiCaprio made a statement to it and said it was not true. I guess this rumor may make people feel very curious to this movie.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
a really absurd rumor considering he was wearing clothing the whole time, and there was a crew shooting the scene.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace Yes, and this is why I think this rumor is quite amusing because it can't be true. And I don't understand why he had to even made a statement to it. Perhaps he is afraid some people will be fooled by this rumor?
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• United States
13 Jan 16
@youless All sorts of nonsense makes it into the rumor mill. If not disputed, it stands as fact.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Jan 16
I won't watch horror. It's all so stupid. I prefer a good comedy myself. Seems to me more horror flicks than any other genre are made.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
The movie industry knows that young males go to the movies more than the rest of us, or so they think. They make movies for them. The rest of us are lucky if a movie is made that will interest us.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace I feel the same way. It' horror, blood and guts, certainly not my cup of tea.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Also with way too much noise to suit me.
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@mom210 (6788)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Jan 16
I go to the movies to be entertained, I like to laugh or be excited by the movie. But I agree I do not like to feel bad especially on MY dime.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
This movie is based on what happened to a real person. That makes it worse in my view.
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@mom210 (6788)
• Atlanta, Georgia
12 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace We watched one that was based on a true story called Pain and Gain, we sat there the whole time saying, no this cannot be a true story. People are not really this way. It was a terrible movie and more disappointing, true.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
@mom210 The last time I went to a movie before checking it out carefully it was Schindler's List. Imagine how that felt. Great movie, but I was sad and depressed for months after.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
11 Jan 16
I really know nothing about this movie. I didn't know it was depressing. Thanks for the warning.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Lots of negative experiences. It is a story about survival and revenge.
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@RasmaSandra (18444)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace I have seen movies about people in terrible situations like downed planes and avalanches and I agree that it all takes you on a very emotional ride and then at the end leaves you wrung out. I like to leave movies with huge smiles and if musicals singing the songs.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
@RasmaSandra I could not agree more. Funny and happy are better than depressed and miserable.
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@salonga (27964)
• Philippines
12 Jan 16
I have not watched a movie in the big screen for long long years. I am just too busy to go to the theater .
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Retirement has given me enough time to go whenever I like.
@LadyDuck (163020)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 16
I know that I am not going to watch this movie, no matter how many awards it won.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
See you in the other theater then.
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 16
I never pay any attention to whether a film has won many awards or made a vast income via the box office. The overall popularity of a film does not necessarily mean that I would enjoy it.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
Exactly. Being very well made does not insure that I will enjoy it or go see it either.
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@Inlemay (16655)
• South Africa
29 Mar 16
My daughter went to watch this movie and had to leave the theatre as the movie was GORY and made her sick to the stomach. She is still having nightmares from the few snippets she saw. Yes I agree with you - Movies should be uplifting even when they are a tad bit sad - still warm the heart
@paigea (22410)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
I was thinking that I would like to see that movie. For some reason the story caught my interest. I enjoyed Lincoln though I knew how that was going to turn out. Any how I agree, I don't watch shows that make me feel down; but there is no rhyme or reason to what appeals to me and what is going to bother me. We never go to the movies though so I will wait until it is on TV. Now the movie Room I do not want to go to. I read the book and that was enough. No good feeling came from that.
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Feb 16
I agree I wan to e uplifted not depressed thats for s ure.
• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jan 16
I don't like downer movies much either, but am interested in The Revanant, somewhat. the film, Carol and some others out now, I would find more depressing, I think.
@simone10 (21652)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Jan 16
We don't usually go to the movies but wait to see it on demand on rent the movie. This is probably a movie my brother wouldn't care to watch.
@Dena91 (4365)
• United States
12 Jan 16
If I'm going to pay that amount of money to be entertained then I want to be entertained not depressed. That said we don't often go to the movies because the price of the tickets and concessions depress us. Last movie Mike and I went to in a theater was Star Trek (2009). Over Christmas we watched the follow up, Star Trek Into Darkness at home and enjoyed it just as much. Made popcorn in our air popcorn maker. The Next installment is coming out this summer and I'm debating if we will wait or go catch a manatee.