Vice isn't The Big Short, so it should not be edited that way. The use of a narrator is McKay's biggest crutch which holds this film back. When the narration goes away, the movie instantly gets better. This movie needed time to breathe, it needed to let the actors stretch their legs in scenes.
The beginning of the film is the worst offender and best example of the problems I am highlighting. It jumps from three different time periods, each having their own filming style. The movie can look like a documentary, or it can cut to a shaky cam, to then settle on a stationary shot. It's jarring for the audience and the connection to each shot is nonexistent.
Vice is a movie worth watching at some point. It's not something you have to rush to theaters to see. It might even be preferable to watch it at home since the theater experience might involve people yelling or talking throughout the movie. Vice is a weird film with some important things to say accompanied by some really good acting. I am interested to see if it can generate any wins from its awards nominations but only time can tell.
The "mid credits" scene wasn't funny