"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is an average film, and not in the same league as the compelling 1987 original.
Shia LaBeouf plays the soon-to-be son in law of Gordon Gekko, who just out of prison and is the author of a best-selling book. Gekko's estranged daughter is well-played by Carey Mulligan, and wouldn't you know it -- the two men start doing business together.
Oliver Stone's screenplay misses the heart and soul of the recent financial meltdown, and the plot is much too convoluted and melodramatic.
It's a good-looking film, a slick film, with a few strong moments.
Yes, Michael Douglas returns as Gekko, but he's not in the sequel as much as the first film, and it's disappointing.
This isn't a bad film; just keep your sights average.