One of the best factor Timoner does with the documentary is utilizing the identical language that drives its story: memes. From consistently chopping to clips from “Wolf of Wall Road” whereas pictures of rocketships, apes, and diamonds fill the display, to TikToks, and extra. This makes for a reasonably entertaining documentary that does handle to clarify a reasonably complicated matter — the inventory market — in layman’s phrases, with out the necessity for Margot Robbie in a bath.
At its finest, the movie paperwork the 2021 GameStop inventory squeeze, wherein on-line retail merchants efficiently drove the inventory value of the favored sport retailer to extend practically 30 occasions, and brought on hedge funds to lose an unbelievable sum of money. The movie explains the way it occurred, why, and in addition illustrates how a lot of a joke that “motion” actually was, utilizing their very own meme language to show it.
The issue is that Timoner does not actually do a lot with the documentary. Positive, she has loads of interview footage with the likes of Anthony Scaramucci, Jordan Belfort, and extra, and he or she does draw a connection between the GameStop stonks and the January sixth tried coup, however does not do a lot to indicate why these could be related past simply saying the web can deliver individuals collectively.
Likewise, the movie makes an attempt to color the rise of crypto and NFTs as some form of revolutionary act of defiance in opposition to the monetary system, a platform for good that democratizes issues and stays open when banks aren’t obtainable, however fails to interrogate their impact on the surroundings or their fraudulent points.
That is an entertaining movie a few well timed matter, however one that’s simply as insightful because the memes that gas the story.
/Movie Score: 6 out of 10