Sound Off: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
September 24, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It has been 23 years since the world was introduced to greedy Wall St. tycoon Gordon Gekko - now he's finally back and better than ever. Oliver Stone delivers a follow-up to his original film and this time tackles our current recession and the crazy, tough life on Wall St. today in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. But how is this sequel? Is it as good as the original? How is Shia LaBeouf in his juicy role across from girlfriend (in both real life and on screen) Carey Mulligan? If you've seen it, drop off a comment and let us know what you thought of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps!
To fuel the fire, I first saw Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps at the Cannes Film Festival and haven't seen it since, but I really enjoyed it at the time. I think it's a well-made, fascinating look at the madness of Wall St. today and would play as a perfect double feature with Charles Ferguson's Inside Job. Stone does some really weird things in the movie with transitions and Obi Wan-like apparitions (you'll know what I mean if you've seen it) and I'm not sure I was into all that, but I definitely didn't hate the film or think any of that ruined it. I believe Wall Street 2 is a solid follow-up to its original and was both eerily educational and entertaining.
What did you think of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps? A great new sequel or just mediocre?