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2009-04-28 7:11:31 PM  
These farkers really need to stop raping my childhood.

Seriously.
 
2009-04-28 8:26:03 PM  
It couldn't be any worse than Eagle Eye, right?

... right?
 
2009-04-28 8:47:12 PM  
Shia, stop starring in 80s remakes. Go away.
 
2009-04-28 8:49:31 PM  
Hollywood should only remake two films:

ZARDOZ

and

INCUBUS (done again, entirely in Esperanto)
 
2009-04-28 8:50:32 PM  
Jerry O'Connell as Gordon Gecko????!!!!

That's it. I'm never watching movies again.
 
2009-04-28 8:51:02 PM  

NewportBarGuy: These farkers really need to stop raping my childhood.

Seriously.


Wall street was a childhood favorite? Who are you, Chas Tenenbaum?
 
2009-04-28 8:51:28 PM  

Zafayal: Hollywood should only remake two films:

ZARDOZ

and

INCUBUS (done again, entirely in Esperanto)


I happen to think they should remake the Star Wars prequels without George Lucas' involvement.
 
2009-04-28 8:52:22 PM  
Oh my God, no. Just no.
 
2009-04-28 8:52:22 PM  
Youre just farking kidding me.
 
2009-04-28 8:53:49 PM  
"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much."
 
2009-04-28 8:54:59 PM  
This is pure stupidity. The only sequel that could possibly be worse would be Titanic 2.
 
2009-04-28 8:56:18 PM  
I've never seen the first. Should I bother?

Difficulty: If I do, it may inadvertently cause me to hand over money for this craptastic sequel.
 
2009-04-28 8:58:10 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: I've never seen the first. Should I bother?

Difficulty: If I do, it may inadvertently cause me to hand over money for this craptastic sequel.


The original is excellent, and if it makes you want to see the sequel as described here, I will personally chop your head off with a rusty hatchet because your continued life will only contribute to my shiatty moviegoing experience.
 
2009-04-28 9:02:14 PM  
Damnit@@!!

I was looking forward to a wallstreet 2 and now they are ruining it by putting shiite labufu to replace charlie sheen. Maybe they could put Michael Douglas in a fridge and he could survive a 911 style terrorist attack.
 
2009-04-28 9:03:25 PM  
Well Shia LaBeouf is no Charlie Sheen, but I don't think the movie itself is that bad of an idea. I mean if there ever was a time when this movie should be coming out, it's right now. And it's still Oliver Stone and Micheal Douglass, it's not like all the characters are recast and some new director is taking over. As a fan of the first Wall Street, I'm going to give this a chance, rather than joining the usual Fark "jumping to a conclusion on something I've never seen and know nothing about" bandwagon.
 
2009-04-28 9:03:45 PM  
no no no no no no no nononnonononononono
 
2009-04-28 9:07:10 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: Well Shia LaBeouf is no Charlie Sheen, but I don't think the movie itself is that bad of an idea. I mean if there ever was a time when this movie should be coming out, it's right now. And it's still Oliver Stone and Micheal Douglass, it's not like all the characters are recast and some new director is taking over. As a fan of the first Wall Street, I'm going to give this a chance, rather than joining the usual Fark "jumping to a conclusion on something I've never seen and know nothing about" bandwagon.


This is not 1981 Oliver Stone.

This is the annoyingly polemical to the point that it destroys his art, 2009 version of the man.
 
2009-04-28 9:09:56 PM  
I was going for a +1 for subby...

Then I read the article and saw he was serious.

Shia Needs to go away for a while, like 20 years away.
 
2009-04-28 9:12:20 PM  
I wanna see Wall Street 2 with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

The point is, ladies and gentleman, that grease, for lack of a better word, is the word. Grease is the time, grease is the place. Grease is the motion, and grease is the way we are feeling. Grease, in all of its forms; grease for solving problems, for seeing the light, for that loving thing, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind for feeding it right. We take the pressure and we throw away. Conventionality belongs to yesterday. And grease, you mark my words, will not only save Rydell High, but that other malfunctioning high school called the USA. Thank you very much.
 
2009-04-28 9:12:50 PM  
Go away, asshole. I'd watch Tom Cruise movie marathons before watching your crap.
 
2009-04-28 9:12:59 PM  
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2009-04-28 9:13:55 PM  

Zafayal: ZARDOZ


Seriously? Who could pull off these boots in a remake?

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2009-04-28 9:16:43 PM  
British: Shia, stop starring in 80s remakes ANYTHING. Go away.

FTFM
 
2009-04-28 9:16:55 PM  

Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: I've never seen the first. Should I bother?

Difficulty: If I do, it may inadvertently cause me to hand over money for this craptastic sequel.

The original is excellent, and if it makes you want to see the sequel as described here, I will personally chop your head off with a rusty hatchet because your continued life will only contribute to my shiatty moviegoing experience.


See, that's the problem with me. If I like a movie and they end up making a sequel they have no business making, I can't keep myself away. For some reason, I get enjoyment from paying to see a complete and utter trainwreck.
 
2009-04-28 9:24:45 PM  
I've always pronounced it "she's a lab wolf" I don't know why.
 
2009-04-28 9:25:48 PM  

phyrkrakr: Zafayal: ZARDOZ

Seriously? Who could pull off these boots in a remake?


Only the man himself...
 
2009-04-28 9:28:55 PM  
Or... Hugh Jackman
 
2009-04-28 9:32:53 PM  
British 2009-04-28 08:47:12 PM Shia, stop starring in 80s remakes. Go away.
===========================

You DO realize that it's a sequal right? With the same director and same leading actor?

Right?

/YOU. Fail.
 
2009-04-28 9:34:29 PM  
I like the idea of Wall Street 2.

But I like the version where Gecko gets out of jail and goes all Cape Fear on Bud.
 
2009-04-28 9:37:44 PM  

Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: Passive Aggressive Larry: Well Shia LaBeouf is no Charlie Sheen, but I don't think the movie itself is that bad of an idea. I mean if there ever was a time when this movie should be coming out, it's right now. And it's still Oliver Stone and Micheal Douglass, it's not like all the characters are recast and some new director is taking over. As a fan of the first Wall Street, I'm going to give this a chance, rather than joining the usual Fark "jumping to a conclusion on something I've never seen and know nothing about" bandwagon.

This is not 1981 Oliver Stone.

This is the annoyingly polemical to the point that it destroys his art, 2009 version of the man.


Granted, "Alexander" was trash, but I had no problem with either "World Trade Center" or even "W". Going a little farther back I also like "Any Given Sunday" and "Natural Born Killers". Maybe they aren't on par with his classics in the 80's, but when I look at Oliver Stone's career it's more good than bad.

So call me crazy, but I don't think "Wall Street 2" is such a bad idea in today's world. I think the main problem people are having is with the title, sequels just make people immediately think "cash-grab!". Especially when it's not a superhero movie sequel, but rather a sequal to a movie that doesn't feel conducive to a sequel in the first place. And while some monetary gain is surely part of the reason this movie is getting made, these people aren't making movies just for the benefit of humanity after all, I don't think there would be such a negative initial reaction if the movie was titled something like "Greed" rather than "Wall Street 2". Considering the title is the only thin known about the movie, that has to be what's setting people off. That, or they really hate Shia LeBeouf. I haven't seen Transformers or the new Indiana Jones so I have no opinion on his acting ability.
 
2009-04-28 9:44:38 PM  

Atomic Spunk: This is pure stupidity. The only sequel that could possibly be worse would be Titanic 2.


I'd see it if it was Shia LeBouf anchored to the bottom of the Atlantic for two solid hours in real time.
 
2009-04-28 9:47:11 PM  
"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much."

Too bad so many people actually believed it.
 
2009-04-28 9:59:19 PM  
The Beef sucks.
 
2009-04-28 9:59:49 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: I mean if there ever was a time when this movie should be coming out, it's right now.


Actually there was a time when this movie should have come out. The late 80's! When hostile takeovers were abundant in the news.Back then people like T Boone Pickens had a bad reputation. I doubt that the movie would really resonate today if it stuck with the original plot.
 
2009-04-28 10:04:39 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: I haven't seen Transformers or the new Indiana Jones so I have no opinion on his acting ability.


I just saw Transformers the other day for the first time, and I rather enjoyed his performance. It's the only movie I've seen him in, so I don't really get the hate either.
 
2009-04-28 10:07:20 PM  

Philbigtime: Passive Aggressive Larry: I haven't seen Transformers or the new Indiana Jones so I have no opinion on his acting ability.

I just saw Transformers the other day for the first time, and I rather enjoyed his performance. It's the only movie I've seen him in, so I don't really get the hate either.


From what I've been able to gather, it's just overexposure. He's supposedly a young everyman with some ability to act so he tends to get cast, or rumored to be cast, in pretty much everything. Familiarity breeds contempt, and he doesn't have much range, so it's the same thing over and over.
 
2009-04-28 10:08:08 PM  
NO. Just, no. "Wall Street" was perfect for its time and place. Don't ruin it.
 
2009-04-28 10:10:07 PM  

haplo53: NO. Just, no. "Wall Street" was perfect for its time and place. Don't ruin it.


Oh yeah. If you liked that movie, you should probly check out this book:

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/anything by Michael Lewis really
 
2009-04-28 10:13:39 PM  

tdpatriots12: Oh yeah. If you liked that movie, you should probly check out this book:


1980s NYC alone makes "Wall Street" worthwhile. The entire movie's like a time capsule. Modernizing it would be awful.
 
2009-04-28 10:14:37 PM  
Starring Gaya LaFruit ? PASS.
 
2009-04-28 10:16:43 PM  
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I guess it could be worse...
 
2009-04-28 10:17:14 PM  
Came here expecting to see 'Wall Street 2: Greed Boogaloo' and leaving disappointed.
 
2009-04-28 10:17:23 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: So call me crazy, but I don't think "Wall Street 2" is such a bad idea in today's world. I think the main problem people are having is with the title, sequels just make people immediately think "cash-grab!".


It says something worse than cash-grab. It says "knee-jerk cash-grab." We're talking about Oliver Stone here, the man who -- forty years after the fact -- still hasn't come to terms with Vietnam. And he took about a decade to totally process his disdain for the war into Platoon, which is one of the finest films ever made. Hell, he took about thirty years to process J.F.K.'s assassination. I appreciate the need to crucify the idiotic corporate culture that put us in this economic mess, but the mess hasn't even been played out yet. It's like making a biopic halfway through somebody's life.

Stone's best films come when he stews in liberal rage for decades after all the facts are out, and I don't like to see one of the best directors in American history whore himself out for monetary knee-jerk reactionism (even though he's been heading that way for years). I'd much rather see his work when he actually has something important to say, which in Stone's case, takes a while.
 
2009-04-28 10:19:23 PM  

Speedbts alt: Passive Aggressive Larry: I mean if there ever was a time when this movie should be coming out, it's right now.

Actually there was a time when this movie should have come out. The late 80's! When hostile takeovers were abundant in the news.Back then people like T Boone Pickens had a bad reputation. I doubt that the movie would really resonate today if it stuck with the original plot.


Well gee, I don't think they'll be sticking with the original plot seeing as how it's a sequel, and it takes place 20 years after the original, and the main character is getting out of prison.

Now if only the problems on Wall Street were affecting millions of Americans and in the news everyday, and there was still plenty of corruption, maybe, just maybe they'd be able to come with a plot that fit within the current economic climate. Damn, but I guess seeing as we aren't in a recession and everything is going swimmingly on Wall Street, then I guess you're right. The only time for this movie was the late 80's.
 
2009-04-28 10:22:25 PM  

Zafayal: Hollywood should only remake two films:

ZARDOZ

and

INCUBUS (done again, entirely in Esperanto)


And Ishtar.
 
2009-04-28 10:22:32 PM  

JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: I guess it could be worse...



Those are different people?
 
2009-04-28 10:24:45 PM  
There is no hate like Farker's misguided hate fro The Beef.
 
BX
2009-04-28 10:24:50 PM  
I'm not watching anything with this kid in it.
 
2009-04-28 10:25:07 PM  
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2009-04-28 10:45:51 PM  

Trackersmurf: Wall street was a childhood favorite? Who are you, Chas Tenenbaum?


Nah... But it was my favorite movie about the 80's. It summed it all up so nicely.
 
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