Last Friday, the FTF team decided to cut out of work a LITTLE early to see an educational film: “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” and we definitely give this film 2 thumbs up.
The film was extremely interesting and captured that part of Wall Street no one likes to talk about. It played up what may or may not have happened behind closed doors during the 2008 financial crisis, all the while keeping it interesting to those who may not really understand the ins-and-outs of the financial services industry.
Spoiler Alert! – The essence of the story is easy enough to follow (especially if you’ve seen the first Wall Street film). The famous Gordon Gekko is back and this time it isn’t all about “Greed is Good,” this time it’s about revenge. The movie attempts to mirror how our economy reached the 2008 financial crisis and how we’ve been coping with it since. It portrays how the government let Wall Street giants collapse and the aftermath that followed. In the midst of all this drama, speculators and double-dippers are exposed, and of course someone always comes out on top – in this case Gekko is number one again.
Though some industry analysts think this film might put a bad light on the banking industry. See what they are saying on CNBC here:
In the end, we laughed, we cried, and we were thankful that we aren’t bankrupt.