Shoes (2015/Anchor Bay DVD)
B- Sound: B Extras: D Film: C-
Kawas' Golden Shoes (2015) is about an eight year old boy
named Christian Larou (Christian Koza), who loves to play soccer, but
unfortunately, is not very good. What is even worse is that his
father is in the military and missing in action and right after
learning about his father his mother is in a car accident while he is
in school. His dream in life is to become a great soccer player like
his idles and he believes that he can join the National youth soccer
story is mainly of encouragement, and sends an anti-bullying message,
as well as, follows your dreams, but since it has all these messages
you cannot decide what to focus on and the other messages get lost.
Another issue I had with this story is the plot, which is Christian
(Koza) gets these magical soccer cleats from Montel Williams'
character. He is told that they are special and will make him a
better soccer player, these are the Golden Shoes, hence the
title. The reason this is an issue is pretty obvious if you have
ever seen the children's movie "Like Mike," starring Lil
Bow Wow, in which an orphan (a character that also is lacking in the
mother and father department) discovers that the basketball shoes he
finds give him the basketball skills like Michael Jordan. This movie
does not seem to have a problem with the fact that they basically
took the plot from "Like Mike" and the magical shoe idea.
They even went as far as to flaunt the magical shoe idea by titling
the movie, Golden Shoes.
children's movie Golden Shoes can be entertaining to young
children I suppose. It can be a nice message to someone going
through a hard time, whether it be in their personal life at home or
someone in school. However, as far as entertainment value goes I
would recommend showing your kids "Like Mike." Eric
Roberts, Vivica A. Fox and John Rhys-Davies co-star.
DVD for Golden Shoes is in standard definition and presented
in anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1. It looks like your average
children's movie, nothing special about the way it was done that
stands out, which is why you did not see it in theaters, that and its
story. The audio is lossy, English Dolby Digital 5.1 and has a
runtime of about 90 minutes. There are no special features on the