‘Victor Frankenstein’ Writer Rips ‘The Revenant’ as ‘Ultimate in Cinematic Overkill’

While reviews for the thriller have been overwhelmingly positive, Max Landis mocks the performances of Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio

Last Updated: November 24, 2015 @ 10:40 PM

Max Landis, writer of “Victor Frankenstein,” has taken to Twitter with strong criticism for newly-minted awards favorite “The Revenant,” which was shown to the industry for the first time on Monday.

Landis is thus far the sole voice of dissent following a Los Angeles screening of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film, with hilarious if harsh words for performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Landis wrote, “‘The Revenant’ is the ultimate in cinematic overkill.” It’s unclear given the timing of the tweets if the writer and son of director John Landis attended the L.A. screening or had caught the movie prior.

“There is one point in ‘The Revenant’ where Leo falls off a cliff and can be heard to shout something that sounds like ‘winky wong,’ Best part,” he wrote.

Another tweet read, “In ‘The Revenant,’ Tom Hardy gives an amazing performance as an actor in a Broadway play playing the most evilest man ever.”

Landis’ representatives have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment.

See his tweets below.


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