This was a really intense film. It was thick on melodrama but was executed perfectly. Perfectly shot for the period and features powerhouse performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard. One of the better films I've seen so far in 2014.
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I'm always surprised when I see people who loved that movie. I found it pretty irritating. It just seemed like the story/characters were secondary to watching people do drugs and have sex.
It was just a very odd movie. Anybody else completely disappointed?
Yeah, I was disappointed too. I think I gave it like a 7/10. I thought it was a lot of fun at parts but it was much too long and wasn't effective enough at holding my interest for the full 3 hours. I thought it was kind of an interesting way to set up the storytelling from Jordan Belfort's perspective because it could be argued that the lack of structure/development was intentional. It kind of seemed like the movie intended to give viewers the experience of what it was like to be charmed by Jordan Belfort and inducted into his cult-like following.
Watched S1m0n3 (Simulation One) with Al Pacino in it, last night. The movie felt like it was something deep & genuine when I first watched it during the early 2000's. I watched it again last night, & meh, it felt like a B-Movie. With the way how they film movies now, I can see the holes they have now. Lame overused sound effects, obvious plot setup, etc.
Still good though, just a bit disappointed. It wasn't like I thought it would be when I first watched it.
The Return of the Living Dead. 10/10. Might be my favorite 80's horror movie and zombie flick overall. Great blend of comedy/horror, awesome zombies, awesome soundtrack. Even has scream queen Linnea Quigley.