- Posted December 20, 2013 by
Los Angeles, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
iReport at the movies
Review of The Wolf of Wall Street private screening about extreme excess
The feature film contrary to what you’re hearing is not Wall Street and has nothing to do with Gordon Gecko, it’s simply a film about excess, extreme and excess and over the top excess that’s more of a homage to the 1960s exploitation movie with extreme nudity and colorful obscene language. It has excessive drug use, excessive foul language, excessive nudity both male and female, excessively politically incorrect and it’s also excessive in what is actually left out from the author’s actual life and excessive in length.
There is so much excessive over the top acting which makes it an extremely funny and entertaining motion picture. It looks like all the actors are trying to outdo each other in being over the top in their characters. It’s a multi-popcorn and drink movie that with its excessiveness will give it a long shelf life.
In most movies today you see one scene that stands out that shows you why a person receives an awards nomination, in Captain Phillips it was Tom Hanks at the very end of the movie, in “The Wolf of Wall Street” it falls around the 2 hour mark when DiCaprio takes an excessive amount of lemons, the most powerful quaalude invented, he then falls into what is politically incorrect, his cerebral palsy mode where he has no control of his body and doesn’t know what he’s doing. You will see DiCaprio as you have never seen him before doing flat out slapstick comedy and as is the theme of the movie excessively overdone.
This is a movie totally designed to offend everyone with its satirical outlook on excess. In reality it could have been done about any industry that they go overboard, it just happens that they chose a Wall Street setting.
Most people will notice in recent years that Martin Scorsese has been doing feature films that he has hero worshipped, or genres that he had worked in and around that are neglected in today’s politically correct world.
This movie is a homage to the low budget drugged out foul mouth films produced in that era. It’s a movie planned to make money in the worldwide market, which is not as politically correct as we are in the U.S.
Would we pay to see this movie? Oldecam worked on exploitation movies in the 1960s and wouldn’t pay to go see it while Notaspringchick was planning on paying to see the movie regardless and now will watch it repeatedly.