Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas return for "Wall Street 2"

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  1. Caliburn24

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    The trailer is awesome, teases everything perfectly, tells you who the characters are and where they are at, but doesn't reveal anything about the plot. And it is freaking funny. The limo gag was great.
     
  2. Emher

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    It's been ages since I saw the first one. But the teaser shows enough promise that you can now color me interested.
     
  3. Nerdius Maximus

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    I liked the part where he gets his phone back.
     
  4. nx1701g

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    ^ Me too.
     
  5. Nowhere Man

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    It seems to me men like Gordon Gekko would come out of prison not learning shit and would try to bank on the credit crisis just like Bernie Madoff would if he got out of jail now, he would still be the same asshole. Then again, he would be watched like a hawk so he would have to hide it really well. I'm so sick of Shia Labouf though and he dosent seem to fit in the Wall Street cast.
     
  6. Kirkman1987

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    I was critical back when this was brought up before, but after seeing the trailer I think it looks decent enough. Oliver Stone is hit and miss, but this looks nice.
     
  7. Dick Whitman

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    "Now Greed is Legal" is the best part! LOL!
     
  8. Holdfast

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    Gekko should never have gone to prison in the first place. Dude was innocent of almost everything criminal in the first film. Some of what he did would be illegal nowadays, but at the time of the original film, not so much. To me, that actually makes the film stronger.

    Anyway, I'm still interested in the sequel, because the trailer's cool, and well, it's Gordon Gekko.
     
  9. Nerdius Maximus

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    Because if I forgot everything else about the original, I'd always remember him walking on the beach talking on that giant cinderblock-sized cell phone.
     
  10. Aragorn

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    I'm surprised that Oliver Stone favorite John C. McGinley isn't coming back, or if he is it's not nearly as publicized as Charlie Sheen's cameo. A James Spader cameo could've been cool too. Not surprised they didn't want Sean Young back though.
     
  11. Orintho

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    'Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps'? The title is about as bad as 'Attack of the Clones'. Lately, I just don't understand while some of our veteran directors seem to be losing it. Lucas, Spielberg, and now probably Stone as well. Sure Stone was hit-or-miss, but at least he was exploring fresh material. Or does some studio think that his career is at a point where he has to delve into familiar territory to pull in an audience?
     
  12. Harvey

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    The Wall Street 2 part is excess, but I thought Money Never Sleeps was a cool title.
     
  13. JacksonArcher

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    Wall Street is necessary so audiences know it's a sequel, from a marketing point-of-view. This is 20th Century Fox by the way, who gave us such succinct and intelligent titles as X2: X-Men United and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Money Never Sleeps would have been a cool title in itself. At least they dropped the 2.
     
  14. Aragorn

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    Here's your answer:

    "Money never sleeps, pal. Just made 800,000 Hong Kong Gold, it's been wired to ya. Play with it. You done good, but you gotta keep doing good. I showed you how the game works, now school's out."
     
  15. Obiwanshinobi

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    oh its that Pixy looking girl from An Education.
     
  16. JacksonArcher

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    Here is the international trailer. It doesn't look as slick but it still looks pretty entertaining.
     
  17. CaptainCanada

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    I think I like that one better than the first one. There's more of a look at the characters, performances, etc.
     
  18. Nick Ryder

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    Y'know what would be funny though - Gordon tries his mobile phone and gets a "no service" signal - "Well yah man we phased that network out 10 years ago." If that dinosaur still works... then Stone will have jumped the shark.

    Course I can see Gordon trading that Mobile phone for a Crackberry or a Droid ;) "This is incredible, I can buy and sell stocks just using my phone. Who the hell needs an office full of numbskulls who can't buy their way out of a paper bag and sell like they're a cheap Hong Kong hooker?"
     
  19. Snaploud

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    I'll probably watch it. Michael Douglas was a lot of fun in the original.
     
  20. Holdfast

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    Indeed. The Greed Speech is awesomely pitched, and a classic, but there are loads of other fab quotes too:




    "I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it. You've got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you."




    "It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another."




    "What's worth doing is worth doing for money."




    "Ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the S&P 500? 'Cause they're sheep, and sheep get slaughtered."