As you know for Christmas I got a load of Blu rays, lots of which I’ve wanted to watch for a while. The first one on the list to watch was Money Monster. I wanted to watch an edgy, thriller kind of film, and that’s exactly what this is!
I saw the trailers for this ages ago (when the film was released last year) and I thought that George Clooney played the bad guy, he actually doesn’t. Since it’s a thriller, I don’t want to give too much of the film away, but I will give a bit of an overview.
Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a financial expert who is an energetic and animated and presents his TV show which is based on financials including stock and trading tips. One of his shows is interrupted by Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell), who has a gun and vest packed with a bomb, storms in and takes over, getting Lee to put on the vest. It turns out he lost his life savings from an investment which went bad which Lee recommended as a safe investment. Lee tries to calm down Kyle with the help of his director Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts), and the film goes from there.
I think it’s a really good thriller, it met my expectations and was a really good watch, so I can say that if you’ve not seen this and you like the idea of the film, you should see it if you haven’t already. You also get to see George Clooney do some comedy dancing, which is hilarious!