A pair of new clips from the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps have hit the web (see below), while star Shia LaBeouf admits that he, like millions of unfortunate moviegoers, didn’t like Transformers 2 or Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished,” LaBeouf, seemingly involved with nearly every big-name sequel out there, tells the Los Angeles Times. “You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg]. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn’t do it. So that’s my fault. Simple.”
Adding that Harrison Ford “wasn’t happy with it either,” LaBeouf goes on, “I’ll probably get a call,” LaBeouf goes on. “But [Spielberg] needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I’m not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. I think he’s a genius, and he’s given me my whole life. He’s done so much great work that there’s no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball.”
As for the Transformers sequel, last week LaBeouf told The Hollywood Reporter: “When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did.â€œThere were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone.”
Yes, because everyone who goes to see Transformers movies is looking for the heart.
Anywho, LaBeouf hints that he may know the jig is up when it comes to his choice in blockbusters. “I think the audience is pretty intelligent,” he tells the Times. “I think they know when you’ve made [crap],” he said. “And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie?”
Very well then, Mr. La Beef! On to the Wall Street clips, which with any luck will not be [crap]: