The Big Short ★★★½

I think I’m starting to figure out this movie. It seems like it’s trying to be the next “The Social Network”, but it’s missing some things. First, interesting characters. The lack of focus on any of these characters still annoys me a bit as they are just there to explain situations to the audience. This would be a bad thing, except that they’re all kind of telling the same story. They needed to just focus on one of the plots (or at most two) and dive deeper into the characters. It’s also lacking Sorkin’s dialogue, with a lot of subtext and sounding like a game of verbal ping pong. In this movie it serves mainly as exposition or comedy which, while not having the same effect as Sorkin’s, does work in the sort of informational docu-drama they were going for. I think. Still needs another rewatch.