Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps(2010) reviewSynopsis: 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. Now I'd be lying if I said I was expecting a lot from this film, and I'd also be lying if I said it was a bad film. Because it was far from that. Sure, the film continues from the 1987 film Wall Street, doesn't mean this film was as good as it's predecessor. It was great seeing Douglas back as Gekko, and some other familiar faces, but what made the film what it was for me, was the incredible performances all round. Shia LeBeouf did a great job leading the way, his performance was pretty intense, but his on screen counterpart, Carey Mulligan, did an adequate job, I wasn't too thrilled on the idea of the whole marriage thing, I felt the film should've more revolved around LeBeouf and Douglas, although it did, I think Mulligan was an addition which just didn't work. The story itself was great, like I said, there were a few minor annoyances (one of them mentioned above), but It didn't detract from the freakin stellar performances from Douglas and co. I just can't stress that enough. This film - Was saved by it's performances. 5.5/10 Kazed
Wall Street (1987) reviewSynopsis: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing. This has been on my 'to watch' list for a while now, and with the upcoming sequel due for release soon, I thought it'd be the perfect time to review Wall Street. WS was a film which impressed me to the point where I wanted to be a stock broker. Or a rich greedy S.O.B. No, seriously though, it was the performances in this film that drew me further into the film. The chemistry between Charlie Sheen and his father (in the film and real life) was unmatched; particularly the scene between Bud and his Father outside the elavator. the sheer aptitude both of these actors shown was just amazing. Most definitely the highlight of the film, it didn't leave my head after watching. Similarly, the dialogue had the same effect; leaving some of the most brilliant quotes I've heard in a film. It was Gekko, Michael Douglas' character who had left the biggest impression on me. His charisma, his attitude, the way Douglas delivered the lines, the sheer tenacity he showed throughout the film was what made Douglas' character work. The story was another factor which upped the overall badass-ness of the film; stockbroker looks up to rich guy, rich guy takes him under his wing, stockbroker becomes rich, rich guy destroys stockbrokers' fathers business, stockbroker destroys rich guy. Not as straightforward as that, but that's the gist of it. Sort of. Great film, not perfect though. Not everything is. 7/10 Kazed
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) teaser & EXCLUSIVE clips/images
Check these out, a sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. It could be a huge disappointment, I'm not liking some of the elements thrown into the mix, like Gekko's Daughter, LeBouf marrying her etc. Let's hope Douglas stelas the show.
"The Right Question":
"Start Calling Me Gordon"
Clips courtesy of Substance. I'm really excited for this either way, I'm excited to see how it continues. Kazed.