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The Wolf of Wall Street: Greed Glorifier?

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 01/02/2014 by McCutcheon

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I recently watched Martin Scorsese’s newest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, and as a movie, I couldn’t help but be entertained by it but as a person, I couldn’t help but feel affected by it. Objectively speaking, it was enjoyable to see how crazy the situations DiCaprio and company were getting into by the sheer force of greed.

But morally, what kind of message do you take away from it? It’s pretty easy to say “Whoa, calm down guy. It’s a movie.” But surely your tongue doesn’t slip out of your mouth as your eyes glaze over when you watch a movie like this; you’re paying attention, absorbing what you’re being fed; so what do you get from it?

Does it really glorify greed or are you meant to take away whatever it is you want to take away? Continue reading