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Two Lost Souls
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I had never seen this one before, but since Wall Street 2 comes out this year, I decided to finally watch it.

I enjoyed it, I thought both Sheen and Douglas gave great performances. I believe Michael Douglas won the Oscar for his role. And obviously the topic is as relevant as ever given the current economic situation. Probably not the best time to release the second one since everyone hates Wall Street right now.

Also, towards the beginning of the movie, they referenced the Challenger disater, which occured in 1986, but the movie takes place in 1985. How did they make that big of a mistake?

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I haven't seen this movie since the 80's. I heard that Gordon Gekko has been released from prison after 20 years, so why not get back in the mix again.

Actually, this is the kind of sequel I have interest in.

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He's also apparently broke after he gets out of prison and has to start over again. He takes Shia Leleouf's character under his wing, who in the movie is engaged to Gordon's daughter. Which is odd because in the first one, Gordon had a son and if he's been in prison for 20 years, how does he have a daughter?!

To be honest, I'm only watching the sequel for Shia! lol

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I have liked Shia ever since he said that he was inspired by John Cusack in "Say Anything" for his performance in "Disturbia."
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quote:
Originally posted by Veronica Sawyer:
I have liked Shia ever since he said that he was inspired by John Cusack in "Say Anything" for his performance in "Disturbia."

Just a shame that 'Disturbia' was a mediocre film!
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I like Wall Street very much.
Oliver Stone has always been one of the most interesting directors IMO.

And i just gotta have everything Douglas and Sheen did back in the 80s [Cool]

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Love this movie and actually watched some of it last night on AMC or one of those channels. I think Douglas does a perfect job making Gordon seem like the most powerful person on the planet.

I'm excited for the new one because it's not a remake it's an honest sequel. I hope it all turns out well but I don't think they will be able to compete with the first one.

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Wall Street is a great movie, The Sheens (Martin and Charlie) and Douglas in his best, most memorable, role. Shia Labeouf is doing some damage control these days, slating Indy 4 and Trasnformers 2. Personally, I'd have liked to have seen Charlie Sheen return (though he does have a cameo) and make it so that Gecko is leaving prison just as Bernie Madoff is going in.

Hope Oliver Stone sticks to the facts as the majority of people know what's going on and who the culprits are.

An early review from Cannes, suggests its OK.
Wall Street 2 Review

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I just watched both Wall Street movies and gotta say that the first one still holds up. Great performances and the mostly David Byrne/Talking Heads soundtrack shouldn't have worked, but it did. High quality film start to finish.

The second film just wasn't very good.

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Wall Street is a classic.

The only part of Wall Street 2 that I liked was the Charlie Sheen scene.

but don't get me wrong I am a big fan of Douglas.

My advice - just watch the scene on youtube and forget the sequel, but hey you'll probably watch it anyway.

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Just watched it for the first time ever!

I loved it.......the performances between Douglas and Sheen were awesome, and I really picked up on the soundtrack since SA pointed it out........I loved when 'Naive Melody' kicks in when he buys his place and their decorating lol Darian's stupid hat and them making pasta! classic 80s! I always loved that song.

Totally hated the dramatic climatic scene between Sheen and Hannah...it was so bad it actually made me cringe...usually I like bad but it was misplaced.I just looked and Hannah won the Razzie that year for worst actress! TOTALLY.

Another point........I've always found Douglas handsome...Fatal Attraction was the same year were he was "swiiiiiiiiit swoooooo" then Wall Street where his character is so slimy you see him as slimy and nothing else....shows you just how great he was!!

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Does anyone have any idea what brand of sushi maker Bud Fox uses in the scene with Darryl Hannah?
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Just watched both Wall Street movies the last couple nights. I can't get enough of the first one, it's one of my all time favorites. As for the second one, I do kind of enjoy the feel to the movie. It's long and drawn out but it was great timing for this movie. With all the financial issues going on in the US and the world, you can't help but think of people like Gordon Gecko. People thinking, "greed is good."

I do really think watching them back to back is worth it and I think the 2nd one should be given another chance by people that didn't enjoy it that much.

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Film was good.

I love the talking heads song!!

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It's so amazing!! Every time I hear that song I get so pumped!
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I like the original a lot. It's fun because you see him rising, getting rich and living a luxurious and decadent lifestyle.
That wasn't the case in the sequel, which was also hard to follow for people who don't know anything about stock exchange - such as myself.
It seems like recent American movies are grabbing back to yuppie-themes (think Limitless, Social Network, etc).

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