Monday, September 27, 2010

Movie Review of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Director Oliver Stone once again shows the real world in a sequel to his 1987 classic, Wall Street. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps brings back Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in this sequel. The first movie paired Douglas with Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox but was now replaced by Shia LeBouf as Jacob Moore. The story takes place after many years, when Gekko was released from prison. As expected from an Oliver Stone movie, it also involves conspiracy that usually happen in America's business and commercial district. Stone reveals that it is a sad reality we need to face that greed and money can motivate one's person because survival to the fittest still applies in the market. But there are logical insights that can be applied when you are watching Wall Street. Like any other Stone movie, it was not meant to entertain but to open minds to reality and make the viewers engaged in the story. The movie is a stand-alone story from the first movie that you can still watch though there were only verbal flashbacks from Gekko's lines which is not totally relevant. If you watch the first one, then it's good for you. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opens September 29 in all Philippine cinemas by 20th Century Fox.

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street(1987)

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