I have to research more on Oliver Stone, because I think I’m starting to like him more than I did. He made great movies, is considered a great director, but presenting at Hollywood a thing so opposite to the official governmental version as JFK (1991), made me think of a fraud somewhere. Oh, I liked him because he promoted the insignificant guys who think the contrary of themselves, showing some real trashes of talent from everyone.
But he shows some all talent as well, and I’m trying to not be subjective here: Michael Douglas, Joan Chen, Hiep Thi Le or Tommy Lee Jones
I want to speak a little about the 6.0 imdb rated Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which, like the former 1987 release, is forced to preciosity, even more than the model. Non-realistic language, pathetic representation and justification of the “crisis”, obsession with motorbikes, this time totally out of subject. The new kids on the block Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, and others don’t offer the fresh spark of youth, as expected. LaBeouf is good in other class of characters, “Gordon Gekko’s daughter” is as forgettable as it went, and Jesus… the producing team extracted Eli Wallach from The Godfather III and create a scapegoat for the money swindlers in Josh Brolin‘s character, “Bretton James” – the South American telenovela like, dark soul, ugly and off redeem worst of the worse. 6 (six) rated, such a gross misrepresentation is hard to imagine for a movie so recent, it’s clear that the LaBeouf kid has a huge fan base, or it is a reflex to push the star higher than usual when you think of Oliver Stone, it is debatable. You like DeNiro, or Robin Williams, isn’t it? They are good, they are even great actors, but… they accepted a ton of crappy roles and they couldn’t save a movie from being lame.
“Money never sleeps” was Gordon Gekko’s favorite tag line in the original Wall Street movie, which brought the Best Male Oscar to Douglas, and it reminds of the sun rising over the ocean, offering the best light of the day. Nothing so lyrical in the sequel. Just a dumb kid playing a Wall Street trader who transferred the gimmicks of the hip-hop culture to the money arena, a kid breaded by the character of Frank Langella from the age of what? Twelve? Recounting the beginning of father – pupil relationship between the two, where at the age of twelve, from the open mouth of “Jake Moore” (this is the name, I took it from the imdb‘s page, couldn’t remember it) were to be heard only words like “stocks”, “markets”, “closures” and so on… Highly believable, isn’t it? Yes it is, they have mistaken the Transformers movie, or other Science Fiction for “intellectually challenged” children. Nothing against this children, but against the ones who dare to consider the public a bunch of such children.
The great Oliver Stone offended the Jews this summer, and after that he excused himself. Ah, of course they wanted to find an offense in what he said, and as it wasn’t anyway an info, just a small thrash thrown on the internet by the “most prestigious internet paper”. Just click on the print screen to read the “news”.
Better read here what Haaretz had to say, a little bit more at large, 🙂
Coming back to the come-back, Mr. Stone shows us Charlie Sheen almost as in the real life, with two bimbos with him, in a place where he couldn’t be, and with a lame adaptation of his new “#winning” slogan. Oh, I remember they were enemies, “Buddy Fox” and “Gordon Gekko”, but not here, in the “part two”, here they exchanged cordially some pretentious crap, to put the uncredited Sheen in a better paycheck than a simple cameo.
Totally disappointed, this being the worst movie I’ve seen from the beginning to the end, in the last couple of years, I don’t recommend it to you. When one can think that Charlie Sheen’s “fall” started to be more abrupt with the small talk from the Globes, earlier this year… otherwise, when nobody finds out one’s antics, one is as good as a saint. What is Sheen #winning, I don’t get. I’ve read his tweets, I put him on a list to have him handy, I’m not following him, so I’ve discovered he’s a silly, like a lot of the celebs on Twitter who don’t really get it.
Directed by Oliver Stone
Written by Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff
6.0 imdb rate
3.2 my rate
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