Hey, I'm Josh! 16, Canada, in love with cinema and everything that comes with it.
honestly about 45 minutes of solid movie stretched into 2 hours of boring, lifeless material. The Hanging Tree sequence packs punch & Lawrence is still great, but the concept of splitting the last movie into 2 to maximize profits is the literal complete opposite of what the movies thematic is about. it's repetitious & has good elements, and i assume in a year when we get pt 2 they'll look good as one movie, but for now..... ugh.
The amount of people egregiously misreading the film makes me love it even more, because it sheds light on it's genius. Scorsese's indictment of capitalism is hilarious, nuanced and sprawling, and ostensibly one of the best of his career. If you're looking for an exploration of capitalism and a crucifixion of Belfort, you'll be disappointed and annoyed. But that's almost the best aspect; Scorsese presents us these despicable and pathetic characters and lets us decide what we think of them…
godzilla is REAL.
still letting it digest in me, and we can talk about character mechanics and conflict in a bit. but man, is this efficient, restrained storytelling on a big scale. because while the film does occasionally get heavy on exposition, the film's thesis and how it executes it is what matters, and every shot of character, animal, destruction is to exemplify what Godzilla and the particular story Edwards & co are trying to tell: humility in times of chaos.…