Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wall Street

Why do some dirctors think it's a good idea to make sequels of movies that don't even need them? Unless they're in desperate need of a hit, it's just not worth it. I'm saying this in response to the eventual release of the Wall Street sequel.

Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a young stockbroker who longs to advise the ruthless Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). But once he is Gekko's advisor, he soon realizes how ruthless Gekko really is.

Wall Street actually reminded me of an earlier movie, Sweet Smell of Success. The plots are similar: one of the most prolific names in New York City, known for making and breaking reputations, takes a young protege, who's willing to sacrifice his reputation to maintain the other's, under his wing. Here, Fox represents Sidney Falco and Gekko represents J.J. Hunsecker.

Man, no wonder Douglas got the Oscar, espeically from the "greed is good" speech. It's definitely an essential performance. It feels like a symbolic movie, considering the condition the stock market has been in.

My Rating: ****1/2

1 comment:

  1. I am so with you. The sequel gonna suck compared to the first one thats my verdict after seeing the trailer. This is a true 80's classics and among the best work of Stone, Douglas and Sheen!


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