Michael Douglas is back as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” We see if greed is still good.
Greed is good, Gordon Gekko told the world, in Oliver Stone’s 1987 Hollywood hit, “Wall Street.”
That was then. Flash forward twenty years, to the eve of the great meltdown, and greed was God.
In Stone’s new film, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” Michael Douglas is back as Gordon Gekko. Gekko’s out of prison. And the world, Wall Street, are going to hell in a hand basket.
Shia LeBeouf is there. And Josh Brolin. Many billions. And it’s still hard to take your eyes away.
Roger Lowenstein, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He is author of “When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management” and “Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist.” His new book is “The End of Wall Street.”