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Hollywood's Most Delayed Sequels
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By the end of this year we’ll have seen four long-awaited movie follow-ups: Predators, Toy Story 3, Tron Legacy, and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. But they are far from the first overdue sequels cinema’s ever produced: there’s a whole host of delayed part 2s out there, some good, some bad, some utterly appalling, and in celebration of these latecomers, we’ve gathered together the best and the worst of them for your reappraisal. And, no, we aren’t counting Disney straight-to-DVDs (we’re looking at you, Bambi II) or the Star Wars prequels. Because, you know, they’re prequels. Ahem.

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Hollywood's Most Delayed Sequels | Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
 
Sequel to: Wall Street (1987)
 
What took so long? Well, there was no cause for the sequel until the financial mega-cock-up of doom began strangling the world’s economy in 2008, at which point wheeling out the king of capitalism, Gordon “Good God that’s a lot of cash” Gekko, began to make a lot of sense.
 
Does it feel like a real relation? Well yes, and as you might expect here, no. Shia LaBeouf is no Charlie Sheen (as he’ll be the first to admit) and there isn’t quite the same oomph as the first’s tale of double-crossing money men. Gekko doesn’t get as much screentime as he deserves – and the audience demands – but there are occasional flashes of bastardly brilliance to remind you why you loved/hated/worshipped/despised him in the ‘80s. 
 
Worth the wait? We’re going to say yes here. It’s not as good as the first movie, not by any means, but as we never really saw the sequel coming until a few years ago, consider this outing an enjoyable reminder of the brilliance Douglas can occasionally deliver in a traffic-stopping three-piece suit.

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