Greed Is Back

The Guardian’s Meg Pickard reviews the trailer to the forthcoming (supposedly timely) sequel to 1987’s Wall Street, and questions whether the time is right to see the return of Michael Douglas’ 80s icon, Gordon Gekko:

“Yes: Gordon Gekko was cool then. But a lot of your audience have been fired by him in the last year and perhaps this might not be the best time to expect them to go and see a film about struggling. That’s why redundancy drama Up in the Air’s been big this year – it wasn’t perfect, but it did address the situation many people watching it found themselves in (or at least worried about).”

On the plus side, however, the movie does feature Carey Mulligan (as Gekko’s daughter), so it clearly has its redeeming features…

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