After seeing Wall Street (2), there are about three things I am absolutely positive. First, New York is awesome. Second, there is a part of me, and I don’t know how dominate that part might be, that wishes for a lot of money. And third, if I was 24 I would be unconditionally and irrevocably in love with Shia.
I know, he is super young, but I think in about 10 years, he is going to take over Hollywood. He did a great job as leading man in this film.
I had no idea that Oliver Stone was directing this one as well. I saw the trailer, liked what I saw and went to see it. The first Wall Street was always one of my favorite Stone films and I always like Michael Douglas, so knowing that Gordon Gecko was returning, it seemed like a no brainer.
I thought the film was well written, well shot, well scored and over all well acted. I wasn’t in love with Susan Sarandon’s strange Long Island accent, and didn’t think her character was really needed, but it was okay. I also thought that young Shia would have fallen deeper into depression after losing everything, and I thought they wrapped it a bit too fast.
That said, it was enjoyable. The experience was fun.