This one could have been so much better.
Oliver Stone should have kept the hard edge, and lost the weak young protags. Did the suits at Fox think that Michael Douglas would not be able to bring in the youth market? If so, did they actually believe that pixie-faced Carey Mulligan would attract the 17-year-old males?
While the pic never drags, the story is unfocused, with too much filler. Susan Sarandon does a good job with her pointless role, but Eli Wallach is completely wasted. Shia LaBeouf is less than convincing as a Wall Street genius, and his part would have worked much better if the relationship between him and mentor Frank Langella were expanded.
Another poor script, but it's possible that it got ruined during production. For sure, this is one more disappointing sequel.
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