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Aura Reading Movie Review Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo DiCaprio submitted to the equivalent of torture of this role. Read the impact on him in today's sobering aura reading

Leo DiCaprio submitted to the equivalent of torture for this role. Read the impact on him in today’s sobering aura reading

Ready for some fun? How about some weird fun?

Because today I’m responding to nominations for researching Best Actor Favorite Leonardo DiCaprio. (Note: You still have time to weigh in on which other performers I research this year in advance of the Oscars. Just go to our Contest for This Year’s Aura Reading Movie Reviews and do nominations and supporting nominations to your heart’s content.)

So why do I say “weird” fun? Because Leo DiCaprio’s role involved what I consider physical torture

When he endured the gruelling conditions for making this film, I’m actually curious if he give his usual, chakra databank changing super-duper performance. Or maybe it was all he could do to say his lines plausibly, take direction, and survive the physical comfort.

What if all I learn about his performance this time turns out to be variations on “I’m so darned cold!”?

Well, put on your coat, if it helps you, Blog-Buddies. Now let’s begin today’s aura reading trek into the energetic wilderness.

Warning: My joyful mood when I undertook today’s post could not prevent me from noticing quite a mess. Frankly you might not wish to read today’s article.

Personally I was deeply saddened by what I found, a terrible impact on the actor himself that couldn’t be denied since I was using the skills of energetic literacy.

If you decide to read further, first read about the equivalent of torture that the actor underwent in the making of this movie. I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t take this seriously enough.. not until I read the actor’s aura.

The lighthearted tone of that article… looking back, this is part of the cruelty involved in making such movies for “entertainment.”

Background on Aura Reading Movie Reviews

This blog post will tell you more about my method of using energetic literacy for aura reading film criticism.

To learn more about the sequence of research I’ll use this year on some of the most interesting Academy Award nominees, see this Aura Reading Film Critique blog post.

It’s a very Age of Awakening form of movie criticism, researching which actors are able to change so deeply, it registers at their subconscious minds and chakra databanks.

Get ready for today’s Aura Reading Movie Review

The Film: “The Revenant”

The Movie Trailer

Plot Summary from the Oscar’s Official Website: “Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Hugh Glass, a 19th-century American frontiersman who is left for dead by his comrades after being mauled by a bear during a winter expedition.”

Here are the photos we’ll use

Aura Reading Movie Review

You can learn more about this Academy Award Nominee at this link for Aura Reading Movie Reviews.

Aura Reading Databank at the Root Chakra for Connecting to Physical Reality

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as himself

8 inches. Neither steady nor strong physically, compared to normal. And not feeling quite himself in how he relates to physical life around him, either.

Oh dear. Many an ambitious actor voluntarily goes through hell for the sake of a movie. Anybody who thinks that ends with the final scene… hasn’t been a good actor. Or an aura reader.

We’ll I’m just reading him at the time of his photo. He has time to get back to feeling good again. Oh dear, dear, dear. Maybe the rest of his chakra databanks will be doing better?

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as Hugh Glass

40 feet. Clinging to life.

Chakra Databank Change Points: 1

Leonardo DiCaprio has given everything he has to this performance. The level of commitment and artistry isn’t new.

What shocks and saddens me is that, comparing these two aura photos, having made this film he does not appear to be the man he once was. I do hope that Leo DiCaprio will fully recover.

Aura Reading Databank at the Belly Chakra for Physical Self-Awareness

This chakra databank, Blog-Buddies, concerns his own way of relating to his body. Usually I don’t research this one in an aura reading movie review, but given the protracted hardship involved in making this movie, I thought it would be quite relevant.

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as himself

5 feet. Numb. I wonder if he has been taking painkillers or some other substance to help him to deal with the aftermath of filming “The Revenant.”

This much I can tell you, he’s like a shadow of the Leo DiCaprio I have delighted in researching on previous occasions, as in this article: Fall in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio, an Aura Reading Movie Review for this Oscar Nominee in 2014

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as Hugh Glass

40 feet. Holding it together while experiencing physical challenge and heartbreak that amount to torture.

Chakra Databank Change Points: 1

Leonardo DiCaprio has given everything he has to this performance. The level of commitment and artistry isn’t new.

What shocks and saddens me is that, comparing these two aura photos, having made this film he does not appear to be the man he once was. I do hope that Leo DiCaprio will fully recover.

Aura Reading Databank at the Solar Plexus Chakra for Sharing Power in Relationships

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as himself

1 1/2 feet. The man just isn’t interested strongly in life, or in sharing power with people, or with outcomes. Instead I notice a terrible, brittle detachment.

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as Hugh Glass

40 feet. Howling with physical and psychic pain, doing what he can to survive.

Chakra Databank Change Points: 1

Leonardo DiCaprio has given everything he has to this performance. The level of commitment and artistry isn’t new.

What shocks and saddens me is that, comparing these two aura photos, having made this film he does not appear to be the man he once was. I do hope that Leo DiCaprio will fully recover.

Aura Reading Databank at the Heart Chakra for Emotional Self-Awareness

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as himself

3 feet. Emotionally flat. Struggling. Not exactly caring. Not exactly there, inhabiting his life.

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as Hugh Glass

1/2 inch. Ice cold response, emotionally, due to primoridal terror.

Chakra Databank Change Points: 1

Leonardo DiCaprio has given everything he has to this performance. The level of commitment and artistry isn’t new.

What shocks and saddens me is that, comparing these two aura photos, having made this film he does not appear to be the man he once was. I do hope that Leo DiCaprio will fully recover.

Aura Reading Databank at the Throat Chakra for Verbal Integrity

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as himself

5 inches. Communication strength is sapped.

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as Hugh Glass

40 feet. Holding firm to his ideals about living integrity, while living in a hellish situation where integrity from others does not exist.

Chakra Databank Change Points: 1

Leonardo DiCaprio has given everything he has to this performance. The level of commitment and artistry isn’t new.

What shocks and saddens me is that, comparing these two aura photos, having made this film he does not appear to be the man he once was. I do hope that Leo DiCaprio will fully recover.

Aura Reading Databank at the High Chakra for Soul Thrill (Expressing His Soul)

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as himself

40 feet. Struggling to remain himself and move forward. (Perhaps until he is feeling better.)

Here I’m noticing a hint of the nobility that I have previously found, effortlessly flowing, thoroughout Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura.

Reading Leonardo DiCaprio’s aura as Hugh Glass

1/8 inch. The personal stripping away of nearly everything dependable has shaken this character down to his soul. He forgets who he is. This is the experience of ultimate terror.

Chakra Databank Change Points: 1

Leonardo DiCaprio has given everything he has to this performance. The level of commitment and artistry isn’t new.

What shocks and saddens me is that, comparing these two aura photos, having made this film he does not appear to be the man he once was. I do hope that Leo DiCaprio will fully recover.

Conclusion, with total Chakra Databank Change Points

Blog-Buddies, I am just disgusted. Not with Leonardo DiCaprio but with studios and directors and “Members of the Academy” who would make such a movie, promote such a movie.

This is supposed to be entertainment? To judge from the results on this once-strong and vibrant child actor who has made an exceptionally brilliant career in film, the entire enterprise strikes me as an unspeakable ugliness.

To anyone who calls this art, I would say, “I’m ashamed of you.”

And, yes, I do hope that Leonardo DiCaprio fully recovers from this.

Incidentally, for Aura Reading Movie Reviews by Rose Rosetree — Find Them All Here.

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  1. 1
    Isabella C. says:

    This is just terrible. Thank you for writing, Rose.

    I have stopped to say a (non-coercive, respectful of sacred free will) prayer for Leo DiCaprio.

  2. 2
    Isabella C. says:

    There is something terribly wrong with our entertainment industry. It’s becoming even more clear.

    Really, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that someone raised a child actor would give too much, would value the performance over his own awesome self. How sad.

  3. 3
    Isabella C. says:

    It is always possible that he will recover stronger than before. Many people alive today are very courageous and strong willed.

  4. 4

    So true, ISABELLA C. Thank you for all of these comments.

  5. 5
    Kira says:

    I’m generally a fan of action movies, even the “you killed my family” revenge type, but I didn’t find myself interested in The Revenant from the trailers. I’m guessing the movie has a level of realism that the ones I’ve liked before don’t have, based on this aura reading.

    The movie Last Action Hero was a really fun (for me) spoof of action movies that pointed out all the unrealistic tropes in action movies. But I think those tropes, the fact that they’re unrealistic, are what I like about those movies.

  6. 6
    Kira says:

    I’m sorry to hear that Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t doing so well after this movie. I too hope he gets beyond it.

  7. 7
    Dana says:

    I wonder if the side effects of doing these types of roles is known in Hollywood? If so, it seems to be under wraps.

  8. 8
    Lilian says:

    Plenty of people go through forms of hell and don’t get paid for it. Think about the Syrian refugee crisis happening right now.

    But certainly priming people to be “entertained” by other people’s suffering is truly evil.

  9. 9
    Lilian says:

    I recognise some of what Leo might be going through. Rose chose some choice words.

    Not to be naughty and to over share… :-p Trauma can completely flatten and numb you. It’s good to see Leo pushing himself back to life.

  10. 10
    Lilian says:

    I can imagine that experiencing what he did so intensely in a short period of time would have been particularly difficult. But people can get through anything.

  11. 11
    Lilian says:

    My hypothesis is that going through something as destabilising as this right now could lead to spiritual addiction or shutdown.

    As in, it’s really not a good time to cause yourself or others through unnecessary trauma!

  12. 12

    LILIAN, there’s hard-won wisdom in these comments, especially that last one.

    DANA and KIRA, thanks for your contributions too. Really, DANA, you’ve asked a great question in your Comment 7.

  13. 13
    Kira says:

    People *can* get thru anything, but they don’t always. I remember the speculation about whether Heath Ledger died because of his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

    I liked the movie, but I would have preferred Heath Ledger alive and okay. If it was playing that character that got to him, I wonder if he could have given it less than his all and still created a fairly intense character.

  14. 14

    KIRA, I’m fascinated by your Comment 13. It moves forward what DANA eloquently wrote. In the culture of TMI about everything celebrity, it seems odd that there would be so little discussion of the price celebrities pay for movies put together like…

    Extreme Sport Requiring Psychological Horror and Physical Torture.

  15. 15

    Have any of you Blog-Buddies followed the story of Heath Ledger’s death following his role in “The Dark Night”?

    Can you bring the rest of us up to speed on us?

    Or can any of you comment with some links about the speculation KIRA just referred to?

  16. 16
    Isabelle says:

    I chose not to read the aura reading this time, but the comments you wrote here are great and I too wonder if actors / the film industry ever thinks about the big impact playing a role in a violent and horrible context has.

    … I have a cousin who is a theater actress, but she mostly is in ‘nice’ plays. Still, she has mentioned that being an actor can be very exhausting and she sometimes doesn’t have a that strong sense of self.

  17. 17
    Isabella C. says:

    Misery is misery is misery. Refugee or movie star. I don’t see the point in comparing the two.

    Having less compassion for someone because they have more money? I just don’t see things that way.

  18. 18
    Sarah says:

    Isabella C.,

    Thank you for your last comment (#17). Yes yes yes, I really agree with that statement.

  19. 19
    Sarah says:

    I actually specifically recall an instance recently with a fellow helping professional (in training) who made an offhand remark about the people we help “not exactly being the Harvard grads and pro athletes of the world.”

    I said, “EXCUSE me. I think you mean: Not *only* the Harvard grads and pro athletes.” (based on context)

  20. 20
    Sarah says:

    I think it’s very important to remember that, like you said, misery is misery is misery.

    And I also think that sometimes the very real, human kind of suffering that anyone is subject to can be exacerbated by things like fame, wealth, and other forms of material “success”.

  21. 21
    Sarah says:

    Why? Because it’s socially acceptable to invalidate their experience simply because of these forms of “success”.

  22. 22
    Sarah says:

    Granted, I do think I see your point, Lillian.

    It would be a real shame to turn a blind eye to suffering except when it happens to the more privileged members of society.

  23. 23
    Sarah says:

    Still, I cannot see that we do (e.g.) Syrian refugees and other humans any favors by glorifying torture and calling it entertainment, as seems to be the case with this film.

  24. 24
    Sarah says:

    Thank you very much for this reading, Rose.

    I am greatly saddened, mostly for all of the reasons already discussed here.

  25. 25
    Sarah says:

    I am also sad because I had heard some exceptional reviews of this film from folks in my life whom I consider to be both sophisticated and sensitive.

    I had heard that, despite the over-the-top realistic horror, the film spoke to them on a deeper level, the way a thought-provoking independent film might.

  26. 26
    Sarah says:

    I now wonder what might have been going on in their chakra databanks corresponding with this feeling, since I can’t imagine that watching scenes of onscreen torture (as this aura reading, and the linked news articles suggest the film must have contained, at least for Leo) would do anything *good* to the watcher’s aura.

  27. 27
    Sarah says:

    In any case, I no longer have any interest in seeing the film, and I feel no great loss from that.

    I wish the best for Leo.

  28. 28
    Rachel says:

    Thanks for doing this reading, Rose.

    I too found it chilling, and like others, I hope Leonardo recovers.

  29. 29
    Rachel says:

    About the film, what struck me is the extent to which it was “just” suffering. There was no redemptive quality in it at all.

    Comparing it, say, to a film like “The Shawshank Redemption,” where there is plenty of misery and suffering, lasting a long time, but which ultimately has a message of hope and inspiration.

    Nothing like that in this case.

  30. 30
    Kira says:

    Back to comment 15, for a place to start on reading about *The Dark Knight* and Heath Ledger, there’s always Wikipedia. Here is the article on the movie:

  31. 31
    Kira says:

    This article includes a section on Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker. It alludes to the speculation.

    I do remember having read a bit about Ledger’s intense prep for this role. I remember reading things his friends and acquaintances said about how he seemed after it. I’ll see if I can find any of those.

  32. 32
    Kira says:

    Okay, Wikipedia’s article on Heath Ledger does have a section on his health that includes one of the references I was thinking of:

    “In their New York Times interview, published on 4 November 2007, Ledger told Sarah Lyall that his recently completed roles in I’m Not There (2007) and The Dark Knight (2008) had taken a toll on his ability to sleep: ‘Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night. … I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.'[74] At that time, he told Lyall that he had taken two Ambien pills, after taking just one had not sufficed, and those left him in ‘a stupor, only to wake up an hour later, his mind still racing.'[31]”

  33. 33
    Kira says:

    And for what it’s worth, Ledger posthumously won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for that role.

  34. 34
    Kira says:

    I was just thinking that it’s not necessarily only actors that potentially go too far for their craft; we as a society seem to think that artists should bleed for their art.

    We might mean something like this, akin to athletes giving their all:

  35. 35

    Wow, KIRA, thanks!

    So ambitious actors are, perhaps, being trained that to receive the ultimate professional accolade and greater fame, like Heath Ledger, they need to (literally or figuratively) bleed for their art?

    Camera work as the new bullfighting? Yowza!

  36. 36
    Kira says:

    But just as often, we seem to glorify mental anguish.

    Van Gogh and his ear, for instance.

    Natalie Portman’s character in *Black Swan*, in which both character and actress “bled for their art”.

    A book of poetry that Rose wrote about here at the blog (but I can’t find it—I don’t remember enough details to search!), in which the poet was (I think) writing from the point of view of convicts.

  37. 37
    Kira says:

    My view is that sometimes, descents into madness or evil or whatever is horrible and painful can be inspiring, whether they’re portrayed on film or poured out into words or painted onto canvas or danced or sung or carved.

    They’re inspiring when the artist (or character being played) recovers or redeems him- or herself, or calls attention to something horrendous that others then fix.

  38. 38
    Kira says:

    Just viewing horrendousness for its own sake, though, is not inspiring.

    My current favorite fictional example is Maleficent. As played by Angelina Jolie, she’s likable at first, and the story makes clear why she becomes the witch who casts such a terrible spell on Princess Aurora.

    But if the story were just background on her and remained true to the original Disney animated tale, the audience would be stuck caring about Maleficent and having our hopes dashed. It’s because she comes to understand how terrible her curse is and tries to undo it that she becomes inspirational.

  39. 39
    Kira says:

    The problem is, we have people in audiences at all different levels of development, so some of them (maybe a lot of them) do like horror for its own sake and not for any uplifting reason. People have STUFF that makes them identify with horror and pain.

  40. 40
    Kira says:

    I myself had a particular attachment to tragedy for a while. (I even used to sign some of my high-school papers “Hamlette” after we read that my senior year.) I’m still interested in certain tragedies (ones with a decent amount of literary merit), but primarily because they’re often good reflections of being human, not because they’re uplifting.

    I probably would have enjoyed *The Revenant* at that time in my life, actually.

  41. 41
    Amanda says:

    I have had zero interest in seeing this film and now have minus interest – it seems wrong to reward this kind of misery-making with either money or attention.

    I remember Mila Kunis, who did a good job in ‘Black Swan’, saying she would never do anything like that again. I hope this helps Leonardo make a similar decision!


  42. 42
    Isabella C. says:

    Kira, I think you’re right about it being any kind of artist encouraged to bleed for their art.

    I think we can take it even further. Many people are encouraged to put their careers or their service to others before themselves, valuing what they’re doing over their being.

    Balance between doing and being, as well as putting yourself first, seem to be indicators of good overall health and well being.

  43. 43
    Isabella C. says:

    Sarah, thanks, I agree with all your eloquent comments.

  44. 44
    Mel says:

    Is it possible he’s on drugs? The lack of caring about life seems to point to that.

  45. 45
    Curious As Ever says:

    I have pretty much given up on the movies.

    I used to really enjoy them but rarely do anymore.

    The last one of went to, THE BIG SHORT, felt to me like an assault. (Though it charmed and impressed all the younger people I know who saw it.)

  46. 46
    Curious As Ever says:

    That particular movie experience began with the trailer for this film, THE REVENANT, and I thought, well, there’s one I’ll be sure to avoid, if for no other reason than that the sound effects seemed meant to awaken us all from a diabetic coma.

  47. 47
    Curious As Ever says:

    An important point for me, however, is that good stories can be full of violence– take Tolstoy’s WAR & PEACE as an example.

    To me a good story is an education of the heart, it is not just a series of lurid thrills, but certainly it can be both– and it can work when the thrilly stuff works in service of something deeper.

  48. 48
    Curious As Ever says:

    I am not the expert on the movie business but it makes sense to me something I heard a while ago, that they have been dumbed down in order to sell into markets where the moviegoers tend to be a younger demographic and not necessarily English speakers.

  49. 49
    Curious As Ever says:

    So the formula becomes Big Name movie star + interesting animals and landscapes + thrilling violence + easy-to-translate dialogue and basic concepts + some nekkid ladies = ticket sales.

    I didn’t see THE REVENANT, however, though, so I can’t vouch for the appearance of any nekkid ladies.

  50. 50
    Curious As Ever says:

    All of which is to say, once again, thank you Rose. Your blog is a fascinating treasure.

  51. 51

    CURIOUS ONE, how I laughed. Especially your Comment #46. (And thanks for the treasure idea. And from a fellow writer, yet!)

    Thanks to ALL of you Blog-Buddies for your insights.

  52. 52
    Kylie says:

    Ha ha ha ha! Your comments cracked me up too, Curious. Thanks. I also have given up on the movies. War and Peace, the BBC version, I did love.

  53. 53
    Kira says:

    Curious As Ever, comment 47 sounds like what I was trying to say. (Yours sounds better! 🙂 )

  54. 54
    Rachel says:

    There were no nekkid ladies in The Revenant, just for your information! 🙂

  55. 55
    Donna says:

    Thanks Rose. I have not read through all of the comments but I did see this film. I wasn’t a fan.

    It was gruesome…but not in a believing way to me.

  56. 56
    Donna says:

    I really didn’t see acting from Leo in the way that moves me…he was like, just going through the motions of one gory scene after another.

  57. 57
    Donna says:

    Not surprised by the aura reading as I would suspect he is feeling quite numb with the business in general…

    I think he maybe he though this life as an actor would offer him more in the way of happiness…but perhaps it has not.

    Interesting as always.

  58. 58
    Donna says:

    My husband was the one who wanted to see this film.

    When we left he said to me…so do you think I liked this movie or didn’t.

    I said didn’t!

    he said I hated it! lol…yes there was no real “feeling” that came from the acting and the story line..even though on the surface it looked like there was!

  59. 59

    DONNA, thanks for ALL of your wonderful comments today.

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