05 January, 2011
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Rating; PG-13 for, "Brief strong language and thematic elements"
Staring; Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas
Released; 24th of September, 2010.
After getting out of jail Gordon (Michael Douglas) Gekko decides to turn his life around, to help people, to help people who think that money is every thing. He once thought that, that's how he got in jail. That was in the 1980's, it's the 21st century now, the stock market has changed, and his daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan) Gekko has grown up. His daughter is now engaged to a man who just also happens to be in the market, his name is Jake (Shia LaBeouf) Moore. Jake decides to meet Mr. Gekko, his fiancé’s estranged father, though his fiancé would not be happy with that, they talk about Winnie then about money. Then there was a series of wall street, stock market, money man events. Then Jake finds out that Winnie is a millionaire, but she doesn't want it and it's in a Swiss bank account anyways so she couldn't get it back to America. Just when they start to repair the relationship between Father and Daughter, it turns out he didn't change in prison, he's just preaching that money isn't life, he was supposed to help move the money from the bank, to America, but instead he stole it, he started a new company in England, and ruined his Daughters relationship with her soon to be fiancé, and as was found out also soon to be the father of her son. But in the end Gordon Gekko felt bad for being an awful person, and came to apologize, Jake and Winnie were able to work out their problems, and every one was happy.
So I want to start on a high note, by saying that some one had fun with the cameras. I liked the cinematography, it felt different from other movies for some reason. Now to the plot, it was all over the place, and not in a good way, it's not that it was hard to follow, but it was annoying to follow. Though I did like some of the actual acting, I think Shia LeBeouf is a wonderful actor, and honestly he was the main reason I watched this movie without first knowing anything about it. It was alright, it was pretty good about explaining things, but I think it could have been better.
To sum it up, it was alright, but not a must see.