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Gordon Gekko is back! February 19, 2010

Posted by bep262 in Uncategorized.
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After being locked up for 23 years, Gordon Gekko is out of prison and back on the prowl in the sequel to the 1987 hit “Wall Street.” Michael Douglas will reprise his Academy Award winning role as Gordon Gekko, and according to IMDB.com Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen, will be back as well. But the new trailer that came out on Feb. 18 does not feature Sheen, nor is he in the short credit reel. Shia LaBeouf joins the veteran cast to seemingly take the place of Sheen’s character and to attract members of the younger crowd that may not remember the original.

The movie is already receiving a lot of buzz on movie blogs such as joblo.com and themovieblog.com. Both articles elude to the fact that this movie is for fans of the original. PR and advertising need to come together to give people an excuse to want to watch the movie other than Oliver Stone, Shia Labeouf and Michael Douglas. The two trailers that are out are very similar to one another and portray this story almost as if it were a remake of the first movie instead of a continuation of the original storyline. I sincerely hope that there is something more to the movie than what meets the eye at this point in time. Maybe Charlie Sheen’s character will be introduced and change my perception of what this movie is all about.

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” is scheduled to open in about two months, on April 23. I am quite surprised that “Wall Street” has not been playing on television lately. I have checked my local television listing for the next two weeks and have not found any showings on basic cable. It would be a good way to get people excited about the upcoming film and gain new fans of the old movie. If they miss this opportunity, count on disappointing ticket sales on opening weekend.

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