Oct 28, 2010
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (2010)
If you ask me, what do they think end up by resurrecting 23-year-old movie for a sequel? Well, let me tell you, it’s all about money! Just like every successful film that has sequel to follow later, a well-experienced “Platoon” (1986) Director, Oliver Stone eventually settles his first sequel. Michael Douglas repeats one of his lifetime famous performances as Gordon Gekko, like what he did in 1987. It tells the notorious corporate raider Gekko finally gets out of jail where he redeemed his sin on illegal insider trading. The film also focuses on Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) the young ambitious trader who is the fiancé of Gekko’s daughter Winnie (Carrey Mulligan). There are several cameo appearances, including main character from the first one, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen). Douglas himself seems to be lack of space to repeat his charisma as seen on its predecessor, the script could not provide enough space to describe his "Zero to Hero" situation smoothly, Douglas is just fine. Carey Mulligan once again shows her capability as one of the most promising Actresses in thiz generation. Two corporate tycoons which are played by Josh Brolin and Frank Langella stirs the conflict among Jake character, recently they had something in common, both of them portrayed President’s character in 2008, Langella convincingly played as Richard Nixon in “Frost/Nixon” and Brolin acted the other side of George W. Bush in short titled movie “W.” (also directed by Stone). Oliver Stone is a Director who always improvises with different methods. In thiz movie, he uses a lot of attractive graphics and split screen techniques, just like what we have seen in his previous works “Natural Born Killer” (1994) and “U Turn” (1997) which I love so much. But something disturbs me, the promising storyline during almost the entire film crashes down at the end. The plots rush into solution too fast. I know any single deathly rumor can kill any market stock instantly in thiz wide open market. But hey, at least you give something detail to make it seems real. It’s an awful ending. Even while the ending tries to consolidate everything with centerpiece of human relationship. In the end, if someone tells you, “It’s not about money, it’s about anything else”, no matter how you debate on thiz topic, trust me it’s not true! Even Gekko once said, “Money is a b!tch that never sleeps.”
Stars : 6/10
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