Fuck everything about this movie. I'm getting tired of these cynically made insincere 80s parodies that don't even capture the energy of honest to god 80s cheese. This is pretty much the example of either trying too hard, or not trying at all. The tryhards who made this film throw every lame joke they can at the screen, and the film's ultimate idea of comedy is one note "LOOK HOW KITSCHY THIS IS!" It never works. I chuckled once, and…
Honestly about as charmingly mediocre as the first film, but with better direction and a slightly more coherently structured script. It's earnestly entertaining in a very broad sense, with dead air that is thankfully not uncomfortable to sit through. Lots of people who liked the first one seem disappointed in this one, but I found myself cringing less this time with the absence of awful lines like "OH MY GOD YOU KNOW DAVID GUETTA?!"
Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:
-Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.
-This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.
-"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"
-"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."
-Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.
-It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…