Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is back with a snarl, especially after finding an empty welcome at the prison gates after his tenure behind bars. Lady Luck comes looking for him as he is approached by his daughter's fiance. Young Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf) has revenge on his mind for the suicide of his mentor caused by the explosion of the mortgage bubble. Set in our current tumultuous times, the film shows hints of the Lehman debacle and the shadowy figures behind it but all it really does is use its predecessor as a blueprint, turn the clock forward and move a few characters around. So, if you are expecting to walk out with a clear understanding of the mortgage crisis, you might be better off reading Matt Taibbi.
Rating: * *