There's an hour or so stretch of this that's actually pretty awful and the worst of anything in the MCU (and that includes the Thor movies). I was actually hating it full on for a while on a Transformers level. The rest is quite fun, managing to capture a bit of the magic of the first film without relying on novelty.
Easily the most comic booky film I've ever seen, which comes off weird given that Whedon adopts a slightly…
The story here is pretty standard and boring (even as it flirts with semi interesting existential conflicts) but as a purely formal exercise this film is pretty beautiful to watch. This is an auteur's take on a genre, and while there's not much narrative revisionism going on here Mann's style is extremely hypnotic. Something as banal as cars driving up to a club made me want to lean in closer to the television. As a Miami native I swear that…
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…