The Wolf of Wall Street: Your Reaction

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#1 Edited by Game__Raider (4619 posts) -

So, I was curious as to the masses reaction to the new Scorsese film. Its been getting a lot of heat and press lately on just how hard of an R rating it is, and some screenwriters went as far as calling Scorsese out himself on making a film like this. I went today and came out of the theater not really sure of my thoughts. But the more I thought today, the more and more it's starting to grow on me. It was funny, edgy, Dicaprio gave a stellar performance, and I loved the story and thought it was fascinating seeing as it is a true story.

I was surprised to see so many people leave the theater though. The showing was sold out, I'd say the theater sat close to 200 people, and by the time the movie was over at least half of the theater maybe more had left. My friends family that went had his mother and sister end up leaving and on their way out she said that there was a line of people demanding their money back.

Now I live in the South, and to me I see this being the majority of the reaction below the Mason-Dixon line but above it and out West where people aren't quite as conservative I can see it being received a little better.

So what was your all's opinions? I personally rather enjoyed it and the vulgarity does not bother me one bit. Leave your thoughts below. I'm really interested.

#2 Edited by Iszdope (10126 posts) -

Haven't seen it.

Happy festivus to the rest of us.

#3 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26342 posts) -

Good stuff. Probably the craziest film Scorsese has ever made, also his funniest.

#4 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

Good stuff.

#5 Edited by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

The first showing ended up getting cancelled after we had been sitting there because of a faulty projector but got a free pass and a refund. There was a family there with some young kids and I guess the parents didn't know what they were in for. But that was the cancelled showing.

#6 Edited by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

Haven't seen it.

Happy festivus to the rest of us.

Festivus is Dec 23.

#7 Edited by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

Hopefully going to see it tomorrow. My friend saw a VIP screening of it a of couple weeks ago and said it was great though. Scorsese is my favorite director, and I have career interests that involve Wall St., so I have very high hopes, as far as me personally enjoying the film. It is essentially a dream film haha. I am definitely hyped and I hope I won't be disappointed. However, I do have to say that it will be hard to top American Hustle.

#8 Edited by Iszdope (10126 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@Iszdope said:

Haven't seen it.

Happy festivus to the rest of us.

Festivus is Dec 23.

D'oh!

#9 Posted by Game__Raider (4619 posts) -

@TacticalDesire said:

Hopefully going to see it tomorrow. My friend saw a VIP screening of it a of couple weeks ago and said it was great though. Scorsese is my favorite director, and I have career interests that involve Wall St., so I have very high hopes, as far as me personally enjoying the film. It is essentially a dream film haha. I am definitely hyped and I hope I won't be disappointed. However, I do have to say that it will be hard to top American Hustle.

I saw American Hustle (well I've seen pretty much every movie this year haha), David O' Russell is probably one of my favorite directors now. It was phenomenal That is in my Top 5 films of the year. Wolf of Wall Street really is a fantastic film. You'll love it. When I say people walked out I don't mean because it was bad, I mean because it was over the top vulgar and intense haha. Definitely one of the best films of the year still.

#10 Posted by Aljosa23 (25119 posts) -

Saw it today, great stuff.

I can't wait to see how many people will completely miss the point and idolize Belfort like they do Tony Montana.

#11 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

@Game__Raider said:

@TacticalDesire said:

Hopefully going to see it tomorrow. My friend saw a VIP screening of it a of couple weeks ago and said it was great though. Scorsese is my favorite director, and I have career interests that involve Wall St., so I have very high hopes, as far as me personally enjoying the film. It is essentially a dream film haha. I am definitely hyped and I hope I won't be disappointed. However, I do have to say that it will be hard to top American Hustle.

I saw American Hustle (well I've seen pretty much every movie this year haha), David O' Russell is probably one of my favorite directors now. It was phenomenal That is in my Top 5 films of the year. Wolf of Wall Street really is a fantastic film. You'll love it. When I say people walked out I don't mean because it was bad, I mean because it was over the top vulgar and intense haha. Definitely one of the best films of the year still.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I am going to love it. And you're right about David O. Russell. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors even though he doesn't have all that many films. His last three have all be fantastic. I really hope he can keep up the amazing work and become a top director on the level of Scorsese, Tarantino, the Coens etc.

#12 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

Saw it today, great stuff.

I can't wait to see how many people will completely miss the point and idolize Belfort like they do Tony Montana.

I have yet to see the film, and it is definitely pretty obvious that Scorsese intends for Belfort to be viewed as a cautionary figure representing greed, decadence, and whatever else - I certainly think that there is an interesting layer of depth to the irl Jordan Belfort based on the recent interviews of his that I've seen.

#13 Posted by Aljosa23 (25119 posts) -

@TacticalDesire said:

@Aljosa23 said:

Saw it today, great stuff.

I can't wait to see how many people will completely miss the point and idolize Belfort like they do Tony Montana.

I have yet to see the film, and it is definitely pretty obvious that Scorsese intends for Belfort to be viewed as a cautionary figure representing greed, decadence, and whatever else - I certainly think that there is an interesting layer of depth to the irl Jordan Belfort based on the recent interviews of his that I've seen.

Most definitely.

The film is like a weird but awesome combination of Goodfellas, Wall Street, with a warped Jay Gatsby/Frank Abagnale.

#14 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17496 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

Saw it today, great stuff.

I can't wait to see how many people will completely miss the point and idolize Belfort like they do Tony Montana.

Haven't seen the movie myself, but an article I saw posted about the movie made it sound like a LOT of people are already missing the point. Was a weird article a buddy of mine posted on facebook by some person who apparently went and saw an advance screening of the movie at a theater near a "Wall Street" area. According to the writer a lot of people were cheering at totally wrong/inappropriate times at their viewing....

#15 Edited by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

It's not really a hard point to miss

#16 Edited by lamprey263 (24153 posts) -

I wanna see it, but don't know about being able to sit through a 3 hour movie, plus the 20 minute pre-arrival to get seats, and 20 minutes of previews, that's like a 3 hour 40 minute ordeal, and I'm terrible in packed theaters it makes me feel claustrophobic.

Anyhow, without spoiling it, can you detail on some level why people feel there was more than your normal amount of mature content?

#17 Edited by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

@lamprey263:

Guess it took people by surprise more then anything else. Just a lot of sex and drugs. Fair amount of nudity, including more then a few women shown full frontal and a penis shot.

I guess people are reacting to the raunchiness of how all this is portrayed. Which said raunchiness being the point

#18 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@dave123321: just amazes me how people today is so scared of seeing human skin

#19 Posted by destinhpark (4753 posts) -

Definitely one of Scorsese's best. If you don't like the sex, fine, get out of the theater. People should read rating descriptors before they go into a film to end up walking out.

#20 Edited by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

@k2theswiss: are they though

#21 Posted by Masculus (2868 posts) -

If one thing we need more R movies. Too many being butchered to appeal for kids.

#22 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

We don't NEED much of anything tbh

#23 Posted by BiancaDK (18297 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

We don't NEED much of anything tbh

how can we be sure?

#24 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

@BiancaDK: we can't

#25 Posted by Aljosa23 (25119 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

We don't NEED much of anything tbh

Don't turn into thegerg

#26 Posted by Game__Raider (4619 posts) -

The graphic nature of the film is not a huge deal to me. Trust me, I am with you all. People are becoming so sensitive. It really is amazing that people are so accustomed to violence and ok with showing kids or themselves a very graphic, bloody film but a breasts and full frontal nudity male or female is such a travesty. It really doesn't make any sense.

If you don't care about the graphic nature of such things then you'll be fine and you'll love it. To be honest I need to see the movie again because I feel like I would enjoy it a lot more if I hadn't seen it with my family while home for the holidays. I should have waited till I was back at school because my family is VERY sensitive to that stuff.

#27 Posted by Snowywonders (32 posts) -

Saw it last night, the theater was only one third full out of probably 200, I didn't notice anyone standing up to leave during the movie though, for there wasn't any kids in the theater and people probably got what they expected, I mean I could solely from the trailer tell this movie was going to involve a whole lot of sex, drugs, nudity ect and of course slick dialogue, , and going in with those expectations I was thoroughly satisfied, the perfect Christmas movie! Anyways all around the movie was very entertaining with by far some of the funniest scenes on the screen this year, great performances by all and especially by Mathew McConaughey who unfortunately only had a short screen time, I wish we could have seen more of him.

#28 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

@Aljosa23: don't turn more into nibroc then you already have

#29 Edited by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

Let's not overblow people's sensitivities guys

Because now we are reaching the stage where we are making some issue from the thin of the air

#30 Edited by Flubbbs (3142 posts) -

i loved it.. i thought it was funny as hell.. Dicaprio was great as always and even Jonah Hill was really good.. Scorsese and Dicaprio are my favorite director and actor so im probally a little bias. i wish Mathew McConaughey was in it longer though, his character was great. Movie of the year for me

#31 Posted by RadecSupreme (4679 posts) -

@Game__Raider: Excellent film. I saw it in my home city(Miami) and not a single person walked out of the movie. I don't know where are these places which people speak of people walking out of theaters.

#32 Edited by Master_Live (14809 posts) -

@Game__Raider said:

Its been getting a lot of heat and press lately on just how hard of an R rating it is, and some screenwriters went as far as calling Scorsese out himself on making a film like this.

Fvck them, who the hell do they think they are?

@dave123321 said:

There was a family there with some young kids and I guess the parents didn't know what they were in for.

Irresponsible parents. How about you catch a trailer before going to see a R rated movie.

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And I disagree with people here praising American Hustle, it felt totally flat to me.

#33 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28121 posts) -

#34 Posted by Flubbbs (3142 posts) -

thought it was great.. ive seen it 3 times now. you know Scorsese made a good movie when you have people walking out of the theatre

#35 Posted by ferrari2001 (16969 posts) -

Plan to see it today, although I've heard good things.

#36 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

For those who have seen it, tell me whether it contains use of the N-word or condescension toward Blacks, which is typical of Scorsese's films.

#37 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28121 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

For those who have seen it, tell me whether it contains use of the N-word or condescension toward Blacks, which is typical of Scorsese's films.

It is?

#38 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef: I don't trust you with this movie. Stay away

#39 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

@BluRayHiDef: I don't trust you with this movie. Stay away

Why not?

#40 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

I think the n word is used at some point, ady.

Also the dreaded word fuck

#41 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

I think the n word is used at some point, ady.

Also the dreaded word fuck

Sigh. This prick can't make one film that doesn't include that word or condescension towards Blacks. I think he hates Black people.

#42 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28121 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@dave123321 said:

I think the n word is used at some point, ady.

Also the dreaded word fuck

Sigh. This prick can't make one film that doesn't include that word or condescension towards Blacks. I think he hates Black people.

Here you go. Happy?

#43 Posted by GrayF0X786 (3862 posts) -

i saw the trailer, amazing to see what kind of movies Hollywood is feeding those empty fools with no purpose in life,

and judging by the comments this film was clearly not for women, oh teh oppression.

#44 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26342 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

For those who have seen it, tell me whether it contains use of the N-word or condescension toward Blacks, which is typical of Scorsese's films.

Da fuck you talking about?

#45 Posted by themajormayor (25847 posts) -
@dave123321 said:

There was a family there with some young kids and I guess the parents didn't know what they were in for.

Lots of violence?

#46 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef: I think you hate black people more then anyone else here my man

#47 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

@BluRayHiDef: I think you hate black people more then anyone else here my man

I am Black, you fool.

EDIT:

You guys should subscribe to this channel. You'll see how racist/ anti-Black Hollywood is.

#48 Posted by themajormayor (25847 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@dave123321 said:

@BluRayHiDef: I think you hate black people more then anyone else here my man

I am Black, you fool.

You look more like dark brown to me.

#49 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151400 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@dave123321 said:

@BluRayHiDef: I think you hate black people more then anyone else here my man

I am Black, you fool.

That doesn't mean you can't hate dude....

#50 Edited by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef: self hating