However, listening to Gordon, he becomes a disciple. Jake is one of the firms top brokers and the protégé of its managing director, Louis Zabel Frank Langella. When the firm goes down, Lewis throws himself under the subway. Stone still knows how to make abstract notions concrete and visually exciting; I was especially fond of his use of multiple split-screens that segment the frame into a mosaic of little windows, computer-style an more extreme version of a device he used in the first movie. With the help of Gekko, who is very resourceful, Jake does some digging and realizes that Bretton James profited from the Keller Zabel collapse. A few hours after returning to New York, Jake gets a call saying that the money never arrived. The pacing is completely off, never giving a clear sense of time passing and repeatedly relies on newspaper headings and tv anchors to provide narration I know better than to go into a Stone film expecting a light touch, but does every aspect of this movie have to ooze heavy handedness? I learned, therefore, that being a stockbroker potentially comes with the difficult dilemma of balancing professional commitment against family loyalty.
Shoehorned into this is Gordon Gekko Michael Douglas , out of prison and on a book tour. Zabel also encourages Jake to marry Winnie and have a kid since he knows that growing old isn't for the weak in this business and that Jake needs her. He is very direct and clear when telling the. Jake is floored but excitedly happy and kisses her. As a result they should have greater say in how much the banks pay out in bonuses, however the banks argue that they cannot dramatically reduce bonuses without the risk of losing top staff to banks based overseas, which are under less. The dialogue makes it clear, however, that the government rescue is absolutely necessary to save these greedy Wall Street types from themselves. In order to achieve an attractive return, you have to accept a certain level of risk.
If we can use time to get our money to work for us, we may be able to get to a point in life where time with the family becomes the priority and not the exception. Jake pursues her and she tells him that if he goes back, Gekko will destroy them. So many horrible things about this film: 1. He proudly looks at his account assets; Gekko is a billionaire again. The economy is slowly starting to crumble. The next day the company's stock starts crashing. This movie portrays the unethical society we live in.
One was the return and redemption of Gordon Gecko while the other was the systematic system of Wall Street that led to the 2008 collapse. Jake swoops in and presents them with the fusion research he has been supporting. Although his influence is felt throughout, this narrative follows a driven young stockbroker Shia LaBeouf and his girlfriend Carey Mulligan , who happens to be Gekko's daughter. Are you going to see Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps? Navigating the financial details is a challenge, but the basics of love and revenge are pretty clearly spelled out. Yes, the word nationalization and socialism is used for the act of government involvement. Jake sees the very pregnant Winnie walking to her apartment and helps her carry her things.
Its most powerful scene has nothing to do with takeovers, hedge funds, or cable news reports: It's a conversation between Winnie and Gordon on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, exquisitely acted by Mulligan and Douglas. LaBeouf and Mulligan have wonderful chemistry, and Brolin is sinister but not in an overt, scenery-chewing way. The next morning, he rises, has his soft-boiled egg, and throws himself under a subway train. But his dilemma is no joke. Bretton hosts a fundraiser and invites Jake and Winnie. He goes into talking about the derivatives and how our generation is going to have nothing because of the past generations greed. And then there's Carey Mulligan as Gekko's daughter, still blaming him for the death of her brother, still suspicious of the industry that shaped her father and now seems to be shaping Jake.
No such charge could be levied against the sequel. Suddenly, Keller Zabel is hit by a wave of false rumors that forces Lewis to go to the Federal Reserve for a bailout. If money never sleeps, imagine how much money Gekko lost out on while behind bars for over two decades. Gekko tells him that he will trade Jake for a more recent photograph of Winnie. Gordon also tries to reconcile with Winnie.
Gekko has become an author and a lecturer promoting his new book, 'Is Greed Good? Jake sees that Gekko has a photo of Winnie as a toddler and asks if he can have it. He goes to a news stand and picks up a bag of Lays chips and a newspaper. Is this because he is green, or only likes it? Bretton gets uncomfortable but points out that Gekko is no one. He has to become relevant again. Seven years later, Winnie runs a tiny progressive, left-wing website.
He tells her that she's all he has and she's his gal until the day that he dies. One could say that the definition of a insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over. Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated. He attacks the bank bailouts head on, but they ultimately have little to do with the overall plot. Jake believes him and goes to talk to Winnie. Now Stone is trying to capitalize on the financial collapse of 2008 by returning to his classic 1987 drama Wall Street.
Now that Gekko attained his aim of becoming a billionaire by using the money he stole from his daughter, he finally returns that relatively small sum. Even so, she lives with a smart, young Wall Street trader named Jacob Moore Jake , who is an up and coming Gordon Gecko. Gordon Gekko's eyes fill with tears. It examines ethical dilemmas Bud Fox faced and what made him vulnerable to crossing the ethical line, as well as what factors led to Fox's attempt to repair the ethical breach. And, the questions are: Are there any good guys? Unfortunately, the movie isn't without its flaws and they rear their ugly head in a big way in the third act. He tells them that they make a good couple and that hed like to be there for them as their father and a grandfather.
He can barely finish a sentence. Jake points out that Bretton owns the Locust Fund www. Instead he inserted this lame love story and tale of family redemption that was rather unexciting. This brings up an important ethical issue on how much bankers and traders receive in bonuses, irrelevant of the financial climate. A few days later, Jake visits Gekko again at his apartment and gives him the photo of Winnie that he promised. But the film really comes down to those three players and that stash.