"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" Movie Trailer Review

1/30/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Rob Stammitti

With his most recent films being a low-key drama about 9/11 and a film sympathizing with George W. Bush, people have been wondering if director Oliver Stone ("JFK," "Nixon," "Platoon") is losing his bite. This April, Stone returns with his latest film and the first sequel of his career, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." The film, a follow-up to his acclaimed and iconic '80s film "Wall Street," reintroduces us its main villain Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) following his release from prison 23 years after the first film. The sequel makes him more of an anti-hero, and the film follows him as he struggles to help fix a struggling stock market, reconnect with his daughter (Carey Mulligan), and help her boyfriend (Shia LaBeouf) get revenge on the man who is responsible for his mentor's death.

The teaser trailer has been released, and it looks like a pretty solid film. I'm one of very few out there who hasn't seen the original "Wall Street" (don't ask me why, I love Stone, I just somehow haven't gotten to it yet), but the sequels seems to take an entirely different approach, focusing more on relationships, adjusting to a new generation, and the failing economy. The stock market troubles are definitely more in line with Stone's typical subject matter than any of the other things he's been doing lately, and though I actually really liked "W.," it'll be interesting to see him return to his more dark and hard-hitting satire.

Douglas is joined by Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin and Carey Mulligan, rounding out a pretty fantastic cast, and Brolin portraying the villain of the film is especially exciting. This will definitely be a real return to form for Douglas as well, who hasn't really done anything significant lately.

If everything falls into place, this could very well be one of Stone's best in a long time and one of the best films of the year.

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" will be released April 23, 2010.

The trailer for the movie is below. What are your thoughts?

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  1. Anonymous said...

    What a great resource!

  2. Lucy said...

    Some people find money to be a game. A game they must win no matter what.

    Check out "A Numbers Game" staring Steven Bauer. It releases on early April.

    Its on the same line as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. If you like money drama, u t going to like "A Numbers Game" too!
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