Happy new (movie) year fellow movie nerds!!
Before welcoming a new movie year, I would like to take some time and write about a film that I was really looking forward to seeing and which I did watch during the holidays.
The Wolf of Wall Street is one of those movies that have the correct recipe and you cannot find any reason why it could not work. Unfortunately though, for me, it did not work; at least as I was anticipating it to.
Sometimes, a great cast, a great director and a good script are not enough. For me, what went wrong with this film was the editing: the director wanted to include everything. And by everything, I mean every single detail that might have worked for the book, but unfortunately, did not help the adaptation into the big screen.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Martin Scorsese and I do enjoy the classic naration or dialogues that help you understand an era or a character. But I did not feel that way for the Wolf. I felt as I was watching for three hours, sequence after sequence without all of them having a meaning.
On the bright side, apart from the magnificent performance of the leading man Leonardo DiCaprio (someone please give the poor guy an Oscar finally!), the performances of Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie are quite impressive (I loved Margot Robbie’s Queens accent!) and the film has exquisite details in terms of costumes and photography.
Long story short, it’s just that, in the end, we are used to getting masterpieces from Marty…
Anyway, we will not hold any grudges!
Happy 2014 everybody!!!
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