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 Man : I 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 !!!!!!!.