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Eye in the Sky Review (2016) | Aisha Takow Questions Moral Decisions

The girl and her bread. Aisha Takow plays Alia Mo’Allim, the girl who decides the fate of a scrupulous showdown in Eye in the Sky movie. Her presence and natural instinct for acting makes it a stunning musing solemn flick!

From the enthralling head of Guy Hibbert comes a conscience tale that will throw your brains into pits of disarray where you will be compelled to live with the choices you make as life dependencies get entailed. What weighs more? It is something you will keep questioning throughout the flick’s climax until the final call is made.

Stunning Plot On Decisions We Make (Spoilers Ahead)

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Amidst a world of chaos sat a girl trying to sell her bread. Unperturbed. Unaware. Heedless of an impending danger, carrying on with her regularity. She had no idea, meters away holed up in a safehouse concocted terrorists a plan to bring a bigger annihilation to fruition.

A bunch of authorities watching them from the skies, like Gods, hold the handle to the trigger to take the terrorists down, but are faced with a dire conundrum so lethal that could take an instant innocent life in the process of imminent quelling. Their act has no absolution. They have to live with the choice they make. So poetic! Right?

The Character of Aisha Takow

still of Aisha Takow as Alia Mo'Allim selling bread in Eye in the Sky Movie

Aisha Takow who plays the character of Alia Mo’Allim in the movie Eye in the Sky seems to have a natural knack for acting. It doesn’t ever seem like Aisha Takow is acting. Such a young soul and yet she masters the mannerisms required when you need to go natural. Unperturbed, even though she had eyes not just in the sky but everywhere around her, she stays confident mastering the seller parlance. She is a winner hands down.

The innocence of Alia Mo’Allim will make you feel sorry for her, and you don’t blame her for picking up fallen breads for the second time. She was only thinking about her family. It is something children often do. The fate of Aisha Takow’s Alio Mo’Allim will bring tears in your eyes. In an instant she becomes one of the most relatable characters, and with a mere snap of decisive fingers her world uproots.

Breaking Down Eye in the Sky Movie

We see a political pandemonium go murky as people refer up for the Herculean decision that stares them in their eyes. It shows how incapacitated we are into making real life’s choices. No one’s spared. You wish to keep your slate clean and yet wish to do something good for the world. A soldier’s life is a constant battle of what needs to be done against what is right. Eye in the sky is reflective of that very thought.

As Lieutenant General Frank Benson played by Alan Rickman puts superbly it in the end:

Still of Alan Rickman as Frank Benson in Eye in the Sky

“Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.”

Eye in the Sky will also let you comprehend the concept of Phantom Drone and how powerful a weapon it really is. The technology is easily one of the most deadliest of all since it gives the wielder incomprehensible power over pygmy humans.

As Eye in the Sky progresses into a nail-biting finish you couldn’t help but feel a pang of emotions erupt in your heart. So powerful is its vigour that it captivates you right from the moment it delves into storytelling.

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Powerful Performances

Eye in the Sky is a decisive voyage that forces us to question our abilities. It has been well helmed by Gavin Hood with an endearing music to keep us company.

The star cast is stellar as they pack in a powerful performance together as an ensemble. The movie has every element shoehorned in the perfect amount, right from the heartless, the hearty to the sentient. You see exceptional performances by Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi (of Captain Phillips fame), Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Iain Glen and the beautiful young girl Aisha Takow. Powerful intense acting by the cast that converts it into a dramatic success.

Eye in the Sky is a must-watch!

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Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods Review (2014)

Asterix and the gang ventures into 3D animated waters for the first time, and I must say it was quite delightful to watch them breathe alive on the big screen. All those big shiny noses and their clumsy acts look just brilliant in CGI.

Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods wouldn’t disappoint you. It is funny, featuring slapstick comedy, more of a situational provocation brought to you by the Roman invasion and the debatable empty heads of the Gauls. The plot is well written and is taken from the comic The Mansion of the Gods. The relentless Caesar walks in again with a master plan to ingest the Gaulish by building Mansion of the Gods, a new territory near their village for the Romans to populate. The story saunters around to and fro as both parties keep fighting with each other for the land.

A majority of the scenes in the beginning have been stretched, and sometimes the movie topples into the non-funny zone. But still the low comedy manages to beam up the down. Every character in the movie is a hoot. Caesar brings in the grim but the people who surround him wouldn’t make him look deadly. Someone or something would do something stupid every now and then and you would end up in fits of laughter.

The fun doesn’t stop at any point. A lot of fish slaps, cloud brawls, boar hunting and fake-fighting drive in the hilarious nail. Although you feel the ending dies out pretty quickly, you still get a brilliant feast to devour, as you laugh your way out of the theatre with a contended look.

A really entertaining flick. Kids are going to love it. It would be a great way to tell them the legacy of Asterix if they haven’t come across the comic hero hitherto.