Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hollywood Hates Capitalism - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Edition

Oliver Stone's uber-villain Gordon Gekko is back in the new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which (surprise!) features greedy capitalists behaving badly. It might remind you of Avatar, Mission Impossible 2 or roughly a zillion other films in which capitalists destroy the environment, concoct killer viruses, harvest organs, and cover up murder in order to feed their lust of profit. Even when capitalism isn't the primary target, the representatives of commerce are often flat-out repulsive (think Jabba the Hutt).

Perhaps it's ironic that Hollywood filmmakers practice what they preach against. Sure he palls around with socialist dictators Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, but there's no doubt Oliver Stone hopes to rake in obscene profits with his new flick.


  1. I am looking forward to seeing this movie. Michael Douglas is great in this role. It's typical of the Hollywood elite to tear down capitalism while they are are raking in the big bucks. I can't believe they think the audience is so dumb to not see this. Capitalism will never die even though the government is trying to kill it. It's a force of nature that Americans have made into an art form.

  2. You can bet the villains in the new movie will be superb. I haven't seen it yet (I have this mental block about supporting Oliver Stone financially), but the reviewers seem to say it's a little slow and not as good as the original. But based on the subject matter, you know the plot will be fairly predictable.