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Wall Street-Money Never Sleeps & Legend of the Guardians

by Naima Sanowar

in Lifestyle

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This week I had  two movie dates… last Saturday, The Epicurean Man and I  went to a local cinema in our neighborhood BAM to see the movie, Wall Street- Money Never Sleeps. Today, Karate Boy and I had a movie/play-date with his buddy Calvin and his mum Laurice to see the movie Legend of the Guardian. Here are our reviews on both movies.












 Wall Street- Money Never Sleeps

An engaging movie dealing with the complexities of money, ambition, relationships and integrity.

The Epicurean ManI though the movie painted a picture of what goes on inside these Wall street firms, it showcases what everyone is enamored with as far as what happens in these firms. The film really shows how fragile the U.S economy really is and it verifies that there is a small group of people that pull all the important critical financial strings in this country. I am a huge fan of the first Wall Street movie and Michael Douglas, I felt that he successfully reprised his Gekko role, this time with even more layers. The movie was not quite as intense as I was expecting, more about relationships, for instance between Gekko and his daughter, Shia LaBeouf with his mentor boss played by Langella. I thought the main characters were strong and was very impressed with James Brolin who was a Berni Madoff character. There is a scene that really spoiled things for me by being just elementary in dialogue and style. A scene with Charlie Sheen, awkward and cliche at best.

The Adventurista :    I really liked this movie but it was not as original as the first one. There was no real big surprise ending. The movie was more informative than entertaining at times. The ending was very predictable. I loved Michael Douglas in his reprisal role of Gordon Gekko, he is softer and there is a lot of touchy feeling scenes throughout the movie between himself and his daugther  as well with the character played by actor Shia LaBeouf. My biggest disappointment with the film, was the obvious over use of product placement, this totally took away from the originality of the film. There is a restaurant scene where , Heineken was an obvious sponsor, so was the case with Johnny Walker and 5 hour energy. Overall the acting was good across the board and I urge anyone to see the film, if only for Gordon Gekko.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

A  gorgeously animated combat fantasy – “The Lord of the Rings” meets “Happy Feet.”

Karate Boy : I liked this movie mummy, my favourite part was all the fighting, the battales. Oh yes and all the flying. The owls and the pigeons ( I told Karate Boy, they were no pigeons, some owls could possibly have looked like pigeons). Mummy there were pigeons too !!!!!!!.

Calvin: I liked this movie too, the fighting was cool, the owls were awesome.
The Adventurista : The  story was familiar, but uplifting, think Lion King. The animation was just beautiful; the owl’s feathers and eyes and mouths were wonderful, it made me want to reach out and touch their downy soft feathers. The depth to the scenes were just visually stunning and the main character was very likable.The story is intense and action packed, at first I thought this was going to be way too much for these two little boys, even for Karate Boy, who looks at alot of  action movies,  but they both watched with much excitement and never seemed bothered, it kept us mums, Laurice and I both entertained. I would see it in 3D for sure, it was so surreal, I think the best animated 3D movie I have ever seen… let’s just say  flying becomes about as real as it gets–while seated in a theater. We all loved this film, let me know what you thought.
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Deborah Conway October 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM

I enjoyed the reviews of both movies. My son wants to see The Legends of the Gaurdians. I like reading the feedback from your son and his friend.

Naima Sanowar October 3, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Thanks Deborah, do let us know what you and your little guy thought of Legends of the Guardians. I am now obsessed with cuddly, cute owls lol.. who can kick butt..



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