Martin Scorsese has more style at 71 than most people have in their 20‘s. Fuckin classic shit here with The Wolf of Wall Street. The last time I was this amped up was when I watched Tarantino's Django affair, another film where DiCaprio is a true performer. Coincidence? I don't think so. DiCaprio is not just some teeny bopper heartthrob anymore, he has the chops to play roles to a T. The Wolf of Wall Street is clearly a movie of the year, a must see…It will go down as one of the classics in Scorsese’s filmography. I don’t often gush about movies and most times I enjoy shitting on the crap Hollywood churns out, I just can’t help myself here. I saw this movie twice already in the span of three days and plan to see it again. The last time I saw a movie multiple times in the theater was for Kill Bill, one of my all time favorite films.
I was raised on Scorsese, I was there when they filmed a scene for Goodfellas in my neighborhood, I met Scorsese, Pesci and Deniro. I was very young so I don’t remember much. Years later my Dad sat me down, way before he "should have" and made me watch Goodfellas, he was lit. My mom came home and she was pissed that my dad was showing me a movie filled with vulgarity and violence. From that point on, film was one of my greatest passions.
Goodfellas and Casino are the only films of their kind, even Scorsese has never made a movie of that caliber since the 90’s…that is until now. The Wolf of Wall Street is what Goodfellas would be if the mobsters were stock brokers. Steal from the poor to put it into their own rich suit pockets, a perverted robin hood with no apologies. The debauchery is actually downplayed in this film compared to the actual real life events of the main character, Jordan Belfort. After you watch this film, thinking that this is a subdued version of what went on would make your fuckin head spin.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely and Scorsese does what he does best, he makes you sympathize and become friends with the criminals. They are jokesters, like my friends and yours, especially Jonah Hill who deserves an Oscar for his work. As well as Leonardo DiCaprio in one of the best performances of his career. If Django’s bloody hand performance from him wasn’t enough for you, this film will prove that he is becoming one of our greatest actors. Dicaprio is entering a DeNiro realm in as far as his skill and range.
There is so much cool here, so much comedy and so much style, as usual Scorsese makes crime sexy and then destroys it. The characters devolve into sex and drugs but we all saw it coming. It’s a wild roller coaster that doesn’t stop until Belfort is giving seminars to dipshits on how to sell anything and everything, first off, a ballpoint pen.
The Wolf of Wall Street isn’t about some sadistic criminals hell bent on fucking over the little man, it’s that they figured out how fucking easy it is. They aren’t addicted to stealing from the gullible middle class, they are just addicted to fun and this is the fastest way. Go check out The Wolf of Wall Street, it's so worth your time.