Daily Archives: January 20, 2016

Movie Review of The Big Short

imageor, Why I Hated That Movie So Bad

Greg and I snuck away for a couple hours the other day. We have always enjoyed seeing movies together and we still do. We just don’t get to the theater quite as often. And between Amazon Prime, Netflix, Directv, and the public library, there are thousands more options than we could ever have time for.

At first, we thought maybe we wouldn’t enjoy that movie, but after we talked about who was in it, we thought it might be worth seeing. I mean, Christian Bale amiright.

Reason 1 that I hated this movie so bad: handheld camera. Hate. That. Makes me carsick. Plus it was handheld camera closeup with pounding metal rock in the foreground.

Reason 2 that I hated this movie SO BAD: blah blah blah subprime million billion blah blah tranche mortgage blah blah blah. It’s BAD ENOUGH that the whole thing happened in 2008. Why would I want to see how it all went down in living color.

Reason 3 that I HATED this movie SO bad: After suffering through not nearly enough Christian Bale, entirely too much of a seriously enraged Steve Carrell, weird white lips on Ryan Gosling, and so so much noise, I didn’t even understand it. Yep, that’s right. I don’t understand how they could bet against the mortgage bonds and make money.

Reason 4 that I hated this movie so bad: corruption pisses me off. Just no thanks. I didn’t see one smidgen of redemption in that movie. None. Nada.

Did I like anything? Yes, the part of the story Brad Pitt was in. THAT’S IT.

So, there you have it. One of the few voices who is saying NO THANK YOU. By the way, Greg really enjoyed it and thought it was well-made. So, your mileage may vary.