Although I do greatly like Josh Brolin and Frank Langella, I have some trouble believing that Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is going to be a good movie. Even if it’s an Evil Traders movie, it feels a year or so off: the fact of joblessness, and of a permanent dislocation of career plans for a large swath of young people have swamped the causes and original villains. I do, however, love seeing Michael Douglas relaxed and aged into a rogue’s role. I mean, this is kind of delightful:
But like, for example, The Good Guy, this wretched-looking romantic comedy, the question of whether bankers and traders can be good people feels weirdly irrelevant today. I mean, really, who cares?