The first photo of Michael Douglas picking up the part of Gordon Gecko from Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” has just popped up online and it ain’t doing much for me. I’m left wondering if Gecko is trying to be slick 2000s guy or slick 80s guys stuck in the 2000s. The plot of the film has a formerly-incarcerated Gecko teaming up with Shia LaBeouf’s character Jacob to find out who killed Jacob’s mentor (played by Frank Langella) and to warn the financial world of the impending credit crisis. See, that right there–warning the financial world about the credit crisis–that’s idiotic. That’s like warning a gambler that even though he keeps doubling-down, he will eventually lose it all. The gambler knows this, but does it anyway. If Oliver Stone can’t even do this tiny piece of borderline-common sense research on this, then I don’t really care what Gordon Gecko looks like after twenty years. If you still do, hit the jump.
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