Friday, September 24, 2010

Scaling the ‘Wall’ anew

Oliver Stone’s sequel to his acclaimed 1987 drama is the complex “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” a timely and relevant dissection of economic chaos and the more intimate bonds caught in it. Young trader Jacob Moore (Shia LaBouf) contacts greed guru Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) against the wishes of his fiancee, Gordon’s estranged daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan). As usual, Stone’s storytelling is adventurous; his visual gimmicks can be challenging and the compositions forced, but his vision is distinct and unapologetic. The occasionally inaccessible jargon, however, can be dizzying. Still, while not always precise, “Wall Street” is by turns, powerful, perceptive, and personal.

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” opens September 29 in Metro Manila.

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