I am hopeful that Wall St. II will be a worthy successor to Oliver Stone’s 1980’s classic. Stone has had an incredible career and assembled a very impressive body of work. I think he has to considered one the best directors of the last 30 years. Is Stone a big liberal? Absolutely. Do some of his films have pronounced leftist slant? Yes. I personally don’t subscribe to Stone’s political views, but I admire most of his film work.
Here is a link to one of my favorite scenes from the original Wall Street:
It is very ironic that Gordon Gekko became a hero for many Wall Street traders (unfortunately, in retrospect, that was a sign of trouble ahead). That was not intention of Stone and Douglas. However, Douglas is such a good actor that he made the Gekko character a very compelling “bad guy”. Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor for this great performance.