Films: Three this week

2010-09-24 00:00

THREE new movies open in Pietermaritzburg this weekend — the dramatic thriller Wall Street: Money­ Never Sleeps, the action comedy The Other Guys and the animated­ fantasy adventure, L egend­ of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a sequel to 1987’s Wall Street, tells the story of Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a smart young trader, who is making millions at Keller Zabel Investments, run by Louis Zabel (Frank Langella), his mentor. Moore’s girlfriend, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), meanwhile, is supportive of his drive — fuelled by an idealism which she finds lacking in her father Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) — to invest in green energy.

When, however, Zabel loses it all, Moore joins forces with Gekko to alert the financial community to the crash that is looming and to find out who is responsible for the downfall of his mentor.

Film-maker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy­ family adventure Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky.

The film tells the story of Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father­’s epic stories of a mythic band of winged warriors who fought a great battle to save owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. When Soren and his brother Kludd fall from their tree home and into the talons of the Pure Ones, it’s up to Soren to make a daring escape across the sea and through the mist to find the home of the legendary Guardians.

The film features the voices of Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Miriam­ Margolyes and Sam Neill.

Last, but not least, is the action comedy, The Other Guys, which tells the story of detectives Christopher Danson and P. K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) — the baddest and most beloved cops around — and detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) who are anything but. But when Gamble and Hoitz investigate a seemingly innocuous case that no other detective wants, it turns into the opportunity of their lives.

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