12-27-2010 06:04 PM #1
'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' - High-Def Digest Review
Say what you will about Oliver Stone, but his movies are never boring! Aaron has reviewed 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,' which he says takes a few misteps, but still makes for some fascinating viewing. This Blu-ray features stellar video, great audio, and tons of extras, many of them HD exclusives. Recommended.
Full review here:
12-27-2010 06:28 PM #2
Something tells me this is from another review:
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12-27-2010 06:35 PM #3
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12-27-2010 07:03 PM #5
12-27-2010 08:55 PM #6Originally Posted by AaronPeck-review
While generally being a fan of Oliver Stone's work, myself, I do take issue with the "never boring" comment: Alexander is one horrible mess of a movie that I couldn't get through 30mins of on DVD. And I don't think A Super Ultimate Really Final Original Intent Director's Cut will ever help it.
--Which is really saying a lot, because I did enjoy Talk Radio and that was ... 1 guy talking for the whole movie.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is something I'm definitely going to have to pick-up and re-watch on BD someday again. I'm in no real big hurry right now since the price is at 'Banker gouge level' most places. But, I am interested in seeing how this will 'feel' the 2nd time around. I saw it in the theater, and --while not considering it extraordinary as the original-- I did wonder if with the passing of time it may seem so (or less so).
It's definitely a different composition from the original; pretty smartly updated for our times. Again, Shia LeBeouf surprised me. Just as with Indiana Jones, where I thought he'd suck (in fact, he was one of the better parts of that disaster), Shia pulled out a good, engaging performance.A great day to be BLU...
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12-27-2010 09:01 PM #7
12-28-2010 08:22 AM #8
I did expect the movie to get 2 stars and am very surprised: In Germany I only read reviews which universally despised this movie saying it was meaningless and too glossy and never as smart and relevant as the first part.
12-28-2010 12:56 PM #9
12-28-2010 01:14 PM #10
Yeah, maybe I donīt know. It got awful reviews everywhere over here so I thought it also got bad reviews in the US.
Metacritic gives it 59 out of hundred, so not really good, but not extremely bad either. At Rotten Tomatoes it is rotten and has a rating of 54 % with critics and a bit worse with audienced (46 %).
So still surprising the reviewer her rated it that high, but I see it was not bashed as much as over here.
12-28-2010 01:31 PM #11
12-28-2010 01:52 PM #12
Ah, many thanks for the background information! I did not mean to doubt your opinion on the movie or so, just was wa bit surprised. So it is really nice to know what influenced your review and that you are a fan of Oliver Stone :-).
01-17-2011 02:01 AM #13Member
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Hey, long time lurker! I like this review but I have to advocate that if you aren't really financially literate a lot of important plot points get lost on you. having studied it in college i can affirm that the original movie Wall Street became a completely different movie after studying the subject matter. To quell any complaints without getting into too many details, the ending is indeed not happy at all, its one happy moment before everything gets really really bad. Ill explain more if anyone is interested.
01-17-2011 02:25 AM #14Member
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Should I watch the first one before seeing this?
01-17-2011 04:20 AM #15
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