Like the economic bubbles that are discussed throughout it, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
seems like it’s going to have a huge payoff, but bursts before that happens.
As the film opens, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) walks out of prison, and finds nobody there to pick him up. We’re then introduced to Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a young and hungry financier convinced that green technology is the next big thing. However, after fellow financial whiz Bretton James (Josh Brolin) destroys the firm Jake works for -- and in turn Jake’s mentor, Louis Zabel (Frank Langella) -- the now revenge-driven junior executive meets Gordon, who is speakin...