Just back from The Hummingbird Project flick. Man, have Wall Street movies changed.
Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his cousin Anton (Alexander Skarsgard) want to run a fiber-optic cable from Kansas to stock exchange servers in New Jersey, securing a millisecond advantage over other algorithmic traders. To maximize the gain, the cable must run absolutely straight, through property, mountains and water, a colossal engineering job for which they have hired Marc (Michael Mando, from “Better Call Saul”). But their boss (Salma Hayek), soon to be former, spends heavily to stall the private-works effort. – NY Times
Hollywood’s portrayal of Wall Street has moved from insider trading and big swinging dicks to the speed of market information — neutrinos and milliseconds — and front running investor orders. B-o-r-i-n-g!
Jesse Eisenberg and Selma Hayek are good but no comparison to Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen.