If any of you give this the Man From UNCLE treatment, I'm canceling cinema.
In which Ridley Scott simultaneously embraces his status as a hack but also embraces a nihilistic anger at pretty much everyone and everything.
People are going to hate this, almost rightly so. Not only is it relentlessly bleak, but its characters are all stupid and unlikable (seemingly by design), Pietro Scalia still edits like he's trying to rush this thing into the can, and Scott is working over a screenplay that's mostly a retread of the first Alien, but done…
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…