Synopsis: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.
Now I'd be lying if I said I was expecting a lot from this film, and I'd also be lying if I said it was a bad film. Because it was far from that. Sure, the film continues from the 1987 film Wall Street, doesn't mean this film was as good as it's predecessor.
It was great seeing Douglas back as Gekko, and some other familiar faces, but what made the film what it was for me, was the incredible performances all round.
Shia LeBeouf did a great job leading the way, his performance was pretty intense, but his on screen counterpart, Carey Mulligan, did an adequate job, I wasn't too thrilled on the idea of the whole marriage thing, I felt the film should've more revolved around LeBeouf and Douglas, although it did, I think Mulligan was an addition which just didn't work.
The story itself was great, like I said, there were a few minor annoyances (one of them mentioned above), but It didn't detract from the freakin stellar performances from Douglas and co. I just can't stress that enough.
This film - Was saved by it's performances.