Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
The Big Short
SW score: 40
4 out of 5 octopi
++ Adam McKay is a fucking genius. How did he make high finance bullshit into compelling drama? Well, he did have a kickass cast but he wrote the words and guided the players and the result is entirely surprising and super entertaining.