As I mentioned yesterday, I don’t get out to movies much and when I do it’s long after everyone else. Perfect example: recently I finally got around to seeing The Wolf of Wall Street. How’s that for late to the party? That was 2013, right?
Anyway, I watched it.
At first I liked it much more than I thought I was going to. It was so over the top and ridiculous that it seemed like a parody of the high finance misdeed type movies. That seemed fresh and I was really into that. However, at some point that all seemed to calm down (even with the Quaalude/car scene), or I got used to what was going on so much that it seemed like it did, and there was just the consequences and attempting to evade them that followed. There was some titillating stuff, but other than that it seemed to be just another high finance misdeed type movie. I enjoyed it much less at that point, though I still enjoyed it.
The big problem was that this was about a third of the way through the movie.
Seriously, I let my wife talk me into finally watching this late at night and we didn’t bother to check the run time. We didn’t remember hearing about it being long either. Round about the time I thought it was wrapping up, there was still another hour still to go.
That couldn’t have been good for how we responded to the movie.
Still, it was much more interesting than I thought it was going to be. If I’d known, I’d have watched it sooner. Still, I wish they’d been able to keep up some of the techniques of the early part of the movie into the later. That would have been more fun for me.