How did this film not make over a billion dollars? Its a improvement on the first one and perhaps the best Middle-Earth film out [my opinion] Go watch this film go buy it on blu-ray when it comes out and then buy the extended edition on blu-ray i would pay 100$ to see this movie
Gunday.... a brilliant effort by Ali Abbas Zafar ... The dialogues are jus Mind blowing ... been penned by the director himself... although the screenplay softens periodically .. needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, in the wake of the entire PACKAGE... Absolutely, immaculate treatment, of certain scenes in the beginning and in the End..... if it doesnt bring a tear to your eye.. you aren't sensitive enough... This movie is all about an immortal friendship of two orphans who stick to each other in the worst of times...willing to give up their life for one another.... its about their rise to fame and power... about their Absolute togetherness which splits them apart in the name of a deceitful LOVE ....but they get back.. and HOW.... a must watch ... Gunday thrills you with the settings of the 70's.... Priyanka looks gorgeous as ever (shes my fav.. ) ... no two thoughts about her acting prowess as she shines as always.... Irrfan khan proves , hes the Maestro in watever he does ..always and ever... The surprise package of the muvee are Ranveer & Arjun... the lads have transformed to MEN...( Laundey MARD ban gaye hain ) and wat MEN... Intense performances.. Greek God looks...Chiselled Physiques... superb comedy timing ... they simply ROCK... This is one flick that you wud identify with..whoever you are... Although i criticised ' Mere Brother ki Dulhan' but Ali Abbas gets back with a vengeance and passion... and scores this time, for sure... .... Do watch this flick .. but dont hate me for this review... love u all... This muvee get 3/5 from me.
It's hard to watch this and compare it to the original which is widely regarded as a masterpiece directed by Chan-Wook Park. There was a lot of bad taste left in the mouth from World Cinema fans.
Firstly for a movie with a major timeline difference, I saw no attempt or effort to make the scenes set in the past look authentic with surroundings or costume design, this ruined the film for me from the start not being able to tell unless it was blatantly obvious which scene was in the past or in the present.
It is hard to say many good things about this movie for me personally. The first ten minutes of the movie are wasted on following Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) around various places being a drunk asshole, literally ten minutes were wasted trying to get across to the audience "HEY JOE IS AN ASSHOLE PEOPLE". For me personally they could have ended the ramming down the throat of him being an asshole when he tells his ex-wife "she's only three, why does she care if i'm at her party?" when she asks him if he will be seeing her on her birthday. We didn't need the pointless business meal where he clinches a deal then gets a punch in the face for trying to grope the persons partner. All we know from the first ten minutes is Joe is a complete drunk idiot, no reason given to as why, just he is an asshole, period.
On a side note i'm not 100% sure why the woman he bought his daughters birthday present from just happened to be an Asian lady on a street corner and only spoke the words "five dollar" You will have to ask Mr Lee about that, it added nothing to the movie and was a pointless scene, other than showing what he bought a few times in the film.
In the title you will notice I claim this to be a mock of the original, this is because when he is captured, it was like Spike Lee attempted to lean towards Chan-Wook Park's infamous close-up's of objects and sounds, it was cringeworthy. The infamous masturbation scene seemed to mock the original with Brolin talking to the woman on the TV, making it more funny than serious like it should have been.
To sum up the whole time he was captured seemed like a big parody of the original, even to him seeing a man sitting on his bed, and playing with mice, then being served the mice for food. It was as if Spike Lee just thought "let's get this out the way and have fun when we finally release him" Brolin acted very poorly in the time he was captured, I did not get a sense of a man who had lost his mind but a man who was trying to convince the audience he had gone insane, there is a massive difference between the two.
Upon his release until the very end of the film everything was a bit to far fatched for me personally. Brolin was fed the same dumplings when he was captured, so just happened to find the place where they were ordered from, just happened to follow a man home who ordered a lot of food, and you guessed it just happened to be part of the people that captured him.
Also the infamous fight scene from the original which is one of the finest one-shot scene's of modern cinema was woefully portrayed by some of the most pathetic fighting I have ever seen, If you take your eyes off Brolin and watch the people he is fighting they are literally stuttering and waiting to attack him as if to say "is it my turn yet?".
At this point we see Samuel L Jackson, looking like he stepped off the set of Sin City in some bad ass red tuxedo and a mohawk, really did not go with the film's theme at all. Spike Lee should have chose authentic characters or Manga style characters from the beginning, not try and mix the two.
Now enter Sharlto Copley, the least threatening villain I have seen in a long time, I want to rip this film to parts from the point he is revealed in the bar but I would be here for a very long time.
The scene where it turns out he was imprisoned because his sister was caught having sex with Adrian's father, the flashback scene is both disgusting yet again seemed comical, father just happens to go into daughters bedroom, who just happens to undress at the sight of him, same with his son, just pathetic and very unconvincing.
Spike Lee stuck to the main plot twist, and I will give this film credit for one thing only, and that is the twist and the ending fit well together for being ironic, Adrian's sister slept with their father, so he basically made Joe sleep with his daughter, the end where Joe finds out is pathetic and the worse acting I have seen post-twist in a film for a long time. Also the random fight scene with Chinese girl to kill her to get to Adrian, and the twist of staging a TV show was a clever way to distance parts of the twist from the original.
In summary, this film was terrible and seemed like Spike Lee just wanted to make fun of Chan-Wook Park's directing style, that wasn't intended I know but he tried that hard that it came off that way to me personally.
I will give it 1 star because of the plus points of the twist TV show and the more ironic ending (by no means better) than the original reason.
way better than i thought it was going to be, poor trailers... MUCH better watching the whole thing. VERY close to the books and story line.
the overall acting is very close to what i pictured in the books. the actual faces... not so much. this was definitely a guilty pleasure even for those who haven't read the books. a little bit of everything. Action, adventure, paranormal, comedy, romance, mystery, drama... quite fulfilling if you ask me
I think the cast for this film was great, Jackman and Gyllenhaal are very stong independent actors, and are just mesmerizing up on the big screen. The film its self goes on for a long 2 and a half hours, all the scenes were full of suspense and everybody was captivated and on the edge of their seats practically all the way through, although i did think that there were some scenes that were not as important as others but thats film for you. It might not be everybodys cup of tea but if your like thrillers its a definite yes, i went our of my way to see it more than once and i learnt a new thing each time i saw it. 10/10
I can't understand how this type of crap continues on and on. I only regret that I didn't have a handful of Legos to throw at the screen. I couldn't follow the crappy plot. Every time time I see a Lego part on the floor of my house I will be reminded of spending time and money on the worst movie I have ever paid for. This is a rental at the very best. This is a complete gross failure and a waste of money and time.
Okay. First things first, I’ll just get straight to the point: The Wolf of Wall Street is wrong. Just plain and utterly wrong. So much so that anyone with heart problems will be dead before its 180 minutes are up. Even describing in this review as to how filthy, immoral, lewd, crude and vulgar it really is can cause your pulse rate to go through the roof. How it got past the film censors is anyone’s guess unless director Martin Scorsese sneaked it past them when they weren’t looking. It’s probably the kind of film Oliver Stone would have wanted his own Wall Street to be if he had been given the chance.
So it’s definitely NOT for the faint-hearted. However, if you can stomach it all like I did and lived to tell the tale, then you’ve just survived the most highly raucous but entertaining experience you’ll have in a very (very) long time. But it’s worth taking your health into consideration first like reading the warning sign before going on one of those extreme theme-park rides.
From dirty start to obscene finish, every profanity in the English dictionary is used, all the characters are the lowest of the low and yet it’s what makes them loveable and the most obscene behaviour ever committed to film is depicted in such a way it’s almost creative, whether it’s eating a live goldfish, snorting cocaine and doing the nasty at work or relieving one’s self on legal documents.
The Wolf of the title is stockbroker and anti-hero Jordan Belfort and the film tells the true story of how he rose to the top forming a company that sells useless junk to any sap unlucky enough to have given them a bell, only to fall just when his life couldn’t get any sweeter. Along the way, he cheats on his wife, parties practically every day, remarries, has passion with his new other half, lavishes her with expensive gifts and becomes a daddy.
Leonardo Di Caprio gives out the performance of his career as Belfort and shows how much he has matured from new kid on the block during the 90s to fine young actor who’s almost hit the 40 mark. Jonah Hill also gives out his all, making untrustworthy but crazy salesman and partner-in-crime Donnie Azoff so loud and foul-mouthed, his acting is worthy of an Oscar. All the cast members, including an energetic Margot Robbie and the ever so posh and privileged Joanna Lumley, deliver their lines with such fun and enthusiasm that you get the impression they improvised them before each scene was shot.
As well as all the ground-breaking obscenity on display, The Wolf’s best highlights also include Belfort, high on powerful drugs, trying to bumble his way to his car (and drive it) like an incapacitated Mr Bean and a sea-faring journey via yacht that ends in disaster (remind you of something, Leo?).
The party stalls during a lingering sequence with the FBI which can be forgiven given that it takes about the same amount of time the interval of a raunchy comedian’s stand-up show would allow. But then, Scorsese starts to kill it off slowly. You know where this is leading but the ending is stretched out to a point a spot of editing during the final act is seriously needed. There are also moments of repetition and where the film goes from shocking to downright nasty, some of which are unbearably unwatchable.
But that’s probably me being a bit too sensitive and there are those who can probably take it. For those who have stayed up late to see a very enjoyable Christmas do right to the very end and know that it’s all ended with a bang, you’ll feel the same way after The Wolf’s reaches the end of its lengthy conclusion. Things may not work out for Belfort but you still end up smiling.
The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorsese’s well-directed, extremely outrageous and satirical but enormously funny epic that will leave you gasping for air and recovering from it a few days after you have left the cinema. See it again if you have the guts for it. You’ll need them.
Step Brothers starring the hilarious Will Ferrell and also funny John C. Reilly takes place in California in the present time. The movie is a comedy
39 year old Brennan and 40 year old Dale, are forced upon each other when their single parents Nancy and Robert. They are both unemployed, self-centered, and very spoiled. They are very mad with the idea of living together. After a huge argument over Dale's drum set they absolutely hated each other. But when Brennan's very successful brother Derek comes for a family dinner, he taunts Brennan and Dale and entices Dale to punch Derek in the face. Brennan awed Dale for standing up to Derick like that. Meanwhile Derek's wife, who also resents him, finds Dale's courage a turn on. After that night, Dale and Brennan Find out that they have many shared likes in common with each other. Meanwhile, Robert becomes irate with their immature behavior and forces them to get jobs. After their attempt to get jobs was unsuccessful they made a music entertainment company, "Prestige Worldwide." There is when they made their first song, "Boats n' Hoes." They presented the music video to Robert also revealing to him that they wrecked his boat. Angered to his limits, Robert refuses the investment. On Christmas Eve Robert walks out to go to the Cheese Cake factory to get a drink. Later he revealed to Nancy that, "It was the best night he had in a long time." Then on Christmas he announces to the family that him and Nancy are going to get a divorce, and Dale and Brennan get very upset.
The acting of this movie was hilarious. The director of the movie picked a super funny cast for this movie, and they fit this type of movie very well.
The clothing in the movie was quite hilarious also. It made them look like very little kids, and that what the directer was trying to get to. Although it is not my preferred wardrobe, it was still funny to see people to wear these clothes. But not all the characters had funny clothing though like Derek's clothes were quite normal.
My overall opinion on this movie is that even though it was a very funny movie, it was just funny and had nothing else to it. I would recommend this movie to viewers that just want to laugh for once.