10 Stupid Movie Controversies That Totally Missed The Point
10. The Wolf Of Wall Street Glorifies Its Scumbag Characters
Martin Scorsese's new release The Wolf of Wall Street revolves around the true story of a young man, Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker who became an industry mogul in the 1990s by committing massive securities fraud and essentially making money by duping people into buying bum stocks. Much of the criticism has tended towards the fact that the film does reportedly not do enough to chastise Belfort and his cronies for their acts, instead making them out to be charming, likable rogues. Still, anyone who has actually seen the film knows the score. Ten minutes don't go by where someone doesn't lambast Jordan for his selfish, irresponsible, illegal actions, and though the man's ambition and gall are admirable, never once does Scorsese expect us to accept it as right. The film doesn't linger on the victims, but then, what would be the point? Sad as it is, this isn't their story, they are just cogs in the wheel. Besides, basically everyone involved with the scam ended up going to prison, and the film depicts this, so it's not like they got off scot free.
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