Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

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The original Wall Street was a great movie, and I’m glad they bring Gordon Gekko back in this sequel.  In all likelihood, I probably only enjoyed this new rendition because I love Gekko’s character so much from the original film.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise since Michael Douglas did win an award for his role in the original motion picture.

After getting out of jail, it appears as though Gekko has been totally reformed.  Is greed good?  Meanwhile, we journey into the life of his daughter and her boyfriend Jake, who is also a hot-shot wall street trader, who throughout the film keeps losing his job all his money.  With the financial crisis of 2008 as the backdrop, we watch Jake fall over and over.  Even though the story is full of dynamic twists and turns following the life of the young broker, he can only get dirt kicked in his face so many times before it gets old.  And of course, Gekko makes his way back to the top.

Although, the movie revolves around Shia LaBeouf’s character, he brings little to the movie.  It is obvious he is just another sharp, motivated kid who doesn’t really know anything yet.  He has yet to fully understand how the world around him works, and he doesn’t catch on too quick.  The writer’s were nice enough to give him and the movie a relatively happy ending even though I don’t think it really fit.  They probably thought the happy ending would appease a broader audience, but I think they should have been more realistic and just left him after his riches to rags journey which saw Gekko on top of the financial world again.  Happy endings are fun dreams, but realism appeals to and entertains me much more.

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One Response to Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

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