Don't Give Your $$ TO Wall Street 2 (the movie)
I went to see Oliver Stone’s sequel over the weekend in Brooklyn and it was a total waste of $12. I rarely expect much from a sequel, and I thought the first Wall Street movie was good, not great, but I was hoping for a little bit of sizzle. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” seriously under-delivers. It’s especially disappointing because Stone had so much to work with: Mr. “Greed is Good” Gordon Gekko, presumably reformed after so many years in prison, plopped back down in New York at the height of the most recent market Armageddon–a perfect interpreter for our most recent decade of excess. Unfortunately, Stone both over-reaches with his message and underestimates his audience.
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Overall, I agree w/ the OP... I saw it. Not bad, not good. I am a bit biased though.
I know I shouldn't go see it but. I. have. to. I think that's the case with anyone in our industry.
Nobody tell her who OP is, code of silence!!! If she finds out, everyone finds out!
How could you say that the Original Wall Street was only good, not great? Are you not aware that Michael Douglas won The Kanas City Film Critics Circle Award for best actor? And, that the Japanese voted it Best Foreign Language Film?
Ok, it has some flaws. Bud Fox walks into the State of New York's Supreme Court building at the end of the movie to face federal charges. A minor detail! Bluestar's fleet is described as 80 medium body jets though there is no such thing. Who cares! And, big deal that though the movie is set in 1985 in the opening sequences the brokers are discussing the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, an event that didn't take place until 1986. They also say Gekko is shorting NASA. Do you have any idea how many people tried to buy stock in NASA because of that scene? I mean, the movie isn't a Michael Moore movie, you can't expect it to be completely factually correct!
As for the new movie, the Wall Street Chronicle agrees, it unfolds too slowly. But, they liked Douglas! Maybe another KCFCCA in his future?
OP = Oprah
OP = manging editor.
[/quote] I wondered if it was just me that noticed!!
Saw the movie with wife and teen over the weekend.
Big screen, great sound system, cool panoramic scenes. Some slow spots.
Best part was the overview of NYC at night, with the red ticker tape graphics runnning up and down the cross streets.
Knowing Michael Douglas is dealing with cancer, and him being a trooper, and me being a small RR pig farmer who works on Wall Street from thousands of miles away, I was proud to spend ten bucks.
( 20% less than the RR editor paid, ya'll.)
At scene I whispered to my teen, " That's taken from the building at Ground Zero where I visited Oppenheimer after 9/11. "
It's all part of the rebuilding.
Well i for one loved the original one. It was raw fast paced and really entertaining. In the second one, i am not sure that shia labeouf is the ideal guy to reprise bud fox's role although he is not bad. Michael Douglas is truly a class act. He still spits out venom but is a little more tame with the years in jail. He is understated but really shows his true colors in the second half of the film. All in all really good film and a must watch if you are a michael douglas fan. But for people who are not familiar with the stock market jargon might have a tough time following the story. i give it 50 50
Wall Street II sucked. There, I said it. Doesn't hold a candle to the first one. Extremely cheesy, extremely slow, no drama, and you knew what was going to happen as soon as Gekko shows his face. Shia wasn't bad, but the girl who played his girlfriend was extremely lame. She had the worst acting in the movie. I'll give it a 4 out of 10, only because Shia was wearing some sharp looking suits. lol. I don't know if it's just because I am a self proclaimed movie snob (I've seen every AFI top 100) but I honestly wanted to leave after the first hour.