Monday, January 6, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street: Movie Review

As I told in my first movie review last year, I normally refrain from writing review of any movie that I watch. I clearly believe, movies are made for entertainment and not for -entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. And this movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, had everything in it, that would constantly hurt my belief!

In this age of twitter, where people put their comments/feelings in 140 chars, do we require 140 page report to narrate a incident?- There was really no plot, no story, no action, no beauty, no breath-taking visuals- basically anyone could put the screenplay in less than an hour. But this movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill & Margot Robbie, goes on and on and on- for 3 full hours leaving in you the disgust sorrow feeling of brutal killing of your precious time!

Glorification of smuggling, mockery of security, excessive "smoking-up" of drugs, constant unnecessary "making-out" sequences- list of my complaints will never end! Positives to look for is initial 10 mins of Jordan Belfort(played by Leonardo) setting up his company and his marvellous speeches when the situation calls for!

As it is based on true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government, it will be wrong from my part if I complain about the story. But I take liberty in criticising director's "extraordinary" story-telling skills- in portraying, maybe, one of Leonardo's best performances.   

If it would have not been for Leonardo, I would have gone with 0 out of 5! My review- this movie has dared to pollute cinema as a medium. This movie clearly inclines towards cheap B-grade movies. I term it as utter disaster. Unfortunate hole in your pocket. It's indeed a wolf! I go with 0.5 out of 5. Don't waste your time, take a walk in the garden instead!