Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
In 1987 Oliver Stone directed the Academy Award winning film Wall Street and 23 years later he returns with the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. This film begin in 2001 with Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas being released from prison for Insider Trading then the story jumps ahead to 2008 to the middle of the financial crisis in America. In the mean time Gordon’s estranged daughter played by Tarey Mulligan has a relationship with another young Wall Street Trader played by Shia Labeouf who is now talking to Gordon to help him with revenge on another Stock broker, make some money and hopefully make some points with his daughter. The first Wall Street film was fantastic because the average person knew nothing about sub-prime mortgage, investment banking and so on and Oliver Stone showed the audience something new and exciting. In the past 10 years we see this stuff every night on the news taking some of the originality from the story but that doesn’t make this a dull film because there still some great twists. Also not only is Michael Douglas fantastic but every actor is above average and I can’t think of one person I would change. Even though this film isn’t full of action it’s a fast paced, character driven movie which relies on dioluge to advance the story. (That’s really great if you are blind like me) This isn’t the best film out there but it’s very good and I’m giving it a B rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.