Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Movie Review-Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps


Release Date : 23 September 2010--->Watch on 25 September 2010 (Saturday), 9.45pm at Cathay, E@Curve
Language : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 2 hours 16 minutes
Director : Oliver Stone
Cast : Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella

My Penny of View : This movie was a sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street. Gordon Gekko was released from prison and he left the place alone with no one was waiting for him. He was once successful man in Wall Street. Six years later, Gekko became an author to promote his book. "Is Greed Good?" Jacob Moore was a top broker of Keller Zabel investments. He was dating Gekko's daughter, Winnie but Winnie couldn't forgive Gekko for causing her brother's suicide. Rumours spread saying that Kellber Zabel was going to collapsed. The next day, the company's stock started crashing. Jacob's mentor cum managing director, Louis Zabel tried to arrange a bailout with US Treasury but blocked by Bretton James. The next morning, Zabel woke up and kissed his wife goodbye as usual. He bought a pack of Lays and newspaper. As the train almost reached, he pushed towards the front line and jumped on the tracks. Jacob was so upset about it. He attended a lecture given by Gekko and heard he said about the upcoming financial crisis. Jacob approached Gekko and he got to know that someone has been profitable from Kelber Zabel's collapse. Will Jacob revenge for Louis Zable's death? Or he will be used by Gekko? Will Gekko able to repair his relationship with his daughter?

The sequences of the story was good in the beginning. It explained well about background of every important characters but they used a lot of financial terms which they don't bother to explain because they expect you to have some fundamental knowledge about finance. When it come to high tide of the movie, it just ended in very simple way. Is it they have run out of budget? I think Michael Douglas portrays Gekko well as hypocrite Wall Street man. On the other hand, I will say that Shia LaBeouf seems unconvincing in his role. He is too young to carry the character. Overall, if you are interested in Wall Street or Bursa Malaysia, you will find this movie interesting to follow. If not, the movie seems like never ending story for you(It was 2 hours movie). I learned some good phrases from the movie.

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Unethical is not illegal.

It's fatal when you don't know what you are doing.

Rating :


fufu said...

money money money...i want money!!! :)

Yih Yann said...

@fufu 钱不是万能,可是没钱就事事不能。

戏痞三赖 said...

belum tengok takut tengok
pun tak paham..jiak lat..

Yih Yann said...

@戏痞三赖 You only find it interesting if you interested in Wall Street, if not you will sleep in the cinema, just like my friend...keke...

lala said...

i wont sleep consider movie
is my another speciality but
i afraid the movie is not as good
as the first one..and dull

Yih Yann said...

@lala Hmm...will check out the old version.

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