Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Michael Douglas is back in his Oscar®-winning role as one of the screen's most notorious villains, Gordon Gekko. Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated.
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Heavy-themed remake not as edgy as original.
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Brilliant plot that looks at Wall Street traders in the brink of the global banking crisis. A young trader's (Shia) mentor dies and he seeks revenge on the corporations that brought his company down. He teams up with his future father-in-law and disgraced trader Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) who is just released from prison, after serving 8 years for insider trading. Great cast - Shia, Michael, Susan, Carey and Josh. Michael who won an Oscar for his original role, still commands your attention on screen as charming and humorous as always. Shia though still young and fresh faced has transformed from his earlier teen roles into a solid and mature performance. Beautiful setting in New York, the playground of the rich and powerful. There's a cameo by Charlie Sheen who was in the original movie.
- thmtsang, Sunday, November 27, 2011
I was pretty split on this movie...I really couldnt decide weather I liked it or not. I mean it totally resontates with the time period as the Original did back in the 80s.This of course is NOT ANYWHERE CLOSE to the original but it still had its moments...I absolutely LOOVED the scene between Michael Douglas and Martin Sheen in the middle of the movie...I think thats what made me like this movie a bit more. And the fact that is was OLIVER STONE who came back to direct. So it really is a sequal. Carey Mulligan was excellent as always and Shia LaBeouf was suprisingly good. It wouldnt hurt to go out and watch this one if you enjoyed the original.
- MissMorganLeee, Friday, October 22, 2010
Well this isn't the straight to the shops sequel I expected it to be, I got that impression from the off the minute I heard about it which is no surprise judging by today's efforts and fast food films. Despite this its not too bad and isn't a cheap knock off, its well made and looks as slick as Gekko himself hehe The cast is probably the best thing about the film with Douglas, Brolin, Sarandon, Wallach, Langella and er...LaBeouf who does do a reasonable job but just doesn't look the part in anyway a tall, a man child like DiCaprio used to be. The plot is decent but very predictable and has a 'Usual Suspects' style ending if ever I saw one. Its a nice revenge story (unsurprising) but anyone can see Gekko is up to no good and Brolin's 'James' will fall short at the end, the Sheen cameo was kinda forced and unneeded but Langella was triumphant while he lasted :)
- phubbs1, Monday, October 11, 2010