I’ve been reading a few books, but haven’t finished yet. So I decided to post a review of The Wolf of Wall Street (the movie). I admit that I haven’t watched it before yesterday. It’s unbelievable how much praise it got. Seriously. And here’s why.
Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title “The Wolf of Wall Street.” — (C) Paramount
This is not going to be a long review because the movie already wasted 3 hours (!) of my life. Let me put it this way. If no one praised it so much, I might be nice about this movie. I may just be really ignorant because I do not understand what is the point of this movie and the story of Jordan Belfort. Was it the money? The friendships? The relationships? The drugs? I DO NOT KNOW and it frustrates me. Plus there was zero character development and I feel like that this story could have been told from someone else’s point of view. I know, the book is written by the real Jordan Belfort, but I would be much interested if the movie had a point and plot! I feel like the movie could have been much shorter and tell the same story. If no one said that this was a brilliant movie, I would probably say that the movie is just not for me. But now? Now I don’t get what people liked so much about it??
I admit that the acting was incredible. It was the only thing that managed to get this movie some points with me. While watching the movie, I was constantly telling myself that it has to get better. No way it didn’t. And when it ended, I screamed: “That’s it?!??!?!?!” I just have so much hate towards this movie!
The reason for watching this movie was a Leo DiCaprio marathon and finally confirming that he is a great actor. Which he is. He is absolutely incredible. But this 3 hour torture let me watch only 2 movies! I need to give him another try someday, and when someone asks me how I liked The Wolf of Wall Street, I am going to rant.
Here are my feelings while watching the movie:
And he said it himslef!
Rating: 2 out of 5
If you have some explanation for why you liked the movie or if you hated as much as I did, drop a comment!