September 22, 2010

Wall Street... Jalan Dinding

After 23 years, Wall Street 2 is back. Since i never watched Wall Street 1 before, so i don't know whether it's better or worst than the previous one. From what I see from the trailer, the storyline is almost the same. Wall Street 2 just continue from what happened at Wall Street 1. In case you are like me, have not watch Wall Street 1 before, here's the trailer.

Classic eh? It's a movie which talks a lot about money, shares, money, property, money, fraud, and yea, more money. It also tells what people will do when they have greed in their mind. And what they will do when it comes to money. Betrayal? Lies? Anything to get to what they want. From the movie, "Is greed good?", a book written by the character acted by Michael Douglas in the movie, Gordon Gekko, well, the title says it all. For those living in Wall Street, i bet they will say that greed is good. In this current world, well, everyone is greedy in a way. After they get this, they want more and more of that. But, i agree that greed is good. It motivates you to fight for more, work harder to get what you want. Greed exist in everybody's mind.

One memorable quote from Wall Street (1987) by Gordon Gekko:
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A

And finally, love saves the day after all.

Please bare in mind that this movie is highly recommended to those that knows something about Economics, or at least know something related to the business world. For those who don't, like me, well, be prepare to fall asleep in the cinema.


  1. I read your take on Wall Street 2. I would say that greed is not good, and rather quite the thing that destroys every bit of creativity and ambition that man has to make the world a better, more beautiful place. Greedy people want it all. They want to claim ownership on the very ground we stand on, and to make us slaves... and when I say this, I mean they wish to take it away from the greedy people who have already done this to us.
    No one wants to be a famous actor or a musician anymore. Even aspirations to be a world-class athlete have died out, because you'll never reach the level of success that people who were born into money merely inherited. If you think Kobe Bryant is a rich man, you haven't begun to think in terms of what true greed means. Someone signs a rich athlete's paycheck, as Chris Rock once said, and you'll never meet that man.
    No one is really keen on success in any particular artistic market, because they know that even if they make a worthwhile piece of work, it will be bought outright and poorly packaged by people who either don't care or have no idea what to do with something that's truly good.

    I realize that everyone has to make their way in this world, and that we want the very best, but once you've got it, that should be enough. The truly greedy people in this world enjoy the finest things in life while others suffer to get it for them. You and I could drop dead of starvation, and that's irrelevant to these people as long as they have their yacht club memberships. I resent anyone who supports the thinking that love of money and acquisition is the only reason to wake up in the morning, just as I am sure they laugh and spit at the thought of people like me. If mankind isn't your business, I don't want to know you.

  2. Wow, nicely said. And sorry for the late reply, didn't really notice that there's a comment on this post. Well everyone have their own opinions on things. I agree with what you said as well. As usual, you taught me a lot of things again. Thanks Kris!