From a distance, bears are big cuddly creatures, but too close to an angry mama, and you'll find yourself faced with a 700-pound killing machine. That's what happens to Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) in The Revenant. While wandering through the woods, the trapper stumbles across a young cub, and moments later, he winds up beneath a living buzz saw. Glass is completely at the mercy of this gargantuan grizzly, and she doesn't feel like showing any sympathy. The bear turns Glass into a rag doll, flinging him across the forest and using him as a scratching post.
After it's done cracking Glass into a million pieces, the bear steps on the mountain man's head. In a movie filled with visceral images, the image of DiCaprio's skull getting smashed into the ground is one of the most painful. After the bear wanders off, Glass makes the mistake of trying to get some revenge, but the gunshot just angers the beast even more. The grizzly comes back for another round — and then another — slashing the man's throat and ripping open his shoulder. In one particularly terrifying moment, the bear rolls Glass on his back, straddles him, and presses its snout against Glass' face. One wrong move and DiCaprio's good looks could become hamburger meat.
Finally, Glass is able to pull a knife and defeat his four-legged opponent, but his troubles are far from over. He's still got miles of snow-covered wilderness, angry locals, and a psychotic Tom Hardy to contend with before this film is done. If nothing else, The Revenant is a good reminder that everything in nature wants to kill you and that you should stay inside at all times.