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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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
"Someone reminded me I once said "Greed is good". Now it seems it's legal. Because everyone is drinking the same Kool Aid." As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor. REVIEW Oliver Stone's impressive sequel to the vastly successful and Oscar-winning original (thanks to Douglas' larger-than-life Academy Award turn as iconic Gordon Gekko, reprising the charismatic reptilian in full-mea culpea mode and worthy of another golden boy too boot) has green financier LaBeouf (intense and eager as ever) whose betrothal to Gekko's estranged daughter only adds fuel to the fire including a nefarious mentor-in-the-making cock-of-the-walk ruthless trader Brolin (having a field day as a wolf in sheep's clothing) who drives Gordo to be a puppet master with a few tricks left up the old dog's sleeves. Great to see Douglas in fine form as the role that personified '80s corporate greed curdled to a fine mess for the 'Naught in this timely and enthralling work (thanks to a sharp screenplay by Stone and collaborators Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff); hats off to cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto's gorgeous lensing making Manhattan a sexy steal of the deal.
- mrpopcorn, Friday, October 8, 2010