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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
On his way to finding a legend...he will become one.
Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.
A fun, gorgeous, adventure film. I love the reality rooted design of the characters and so many of the the animation subtleties.
Some hideous music selections are the only things that bring this movie down for me.
At least the animation is pretty.
Zack Snyder; some people love him, some people hate him, some people go "who?" when you mention him (not an intentional owl pun).
Personally, I'm a fan of his. Dawn of the Dead was a great way to kick-start your career in a stylish and entertaining remake of one of my favourite films. He brought something new and unique to a newly revived genre.
In both 300 and Watchmen I think he showcased how his own brand of action and comic-book esque visuals can work on screen. He got the blend of violence, dark humour and compelling story just right.
I've not seen Sucker Punch yet (I've only heard people either raving or ranting about it) and I'm sure that…
I wasn't really planning to watch this, but it was on, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
I have to say, absolutely amazing animation. Just breath taking.
It's a pretty simple story, wasn't totally grabbed by it, some interesting elements and I'm clearly not the target audience. Found the accents on the owls slightly off-putting for some reason I can't put my finger on.
But overall, a good stab at an adventure story with owls.
And once again, phenomenal animation.
Since it was announced recently (to the joy of some and detriment of others) that Zack Snyder will be directing the Justice League movie in 2017 (following his Batman/Superman movie), I decided to watch this strange owl movie that he directed in 2010. It was just as bad as I imagined, and I still have no idea why he thought it would be a good idea to direct a computer generated movie about owls fighting. Even if I could tell you what was going on, I never really cared. I am not sure why it's ranked 7.0 on IMDB unless an army of passionate 11-year olds did that.
Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Ga'Hoole surprised me. I was expecting a childish movie, but this in fact is for a much more mature audience, kids will not like it for sure as it is really dark.
Snyder Once Again Amazes with his Slow Motion Shots
Its not bad, but its not that interesting either. While it boasts some pretty visuals and an interesting concept, the story and characters don't really rise over simply servicable.
This is a movie you'd like to test new TVs on. The CG animation looks gorgeous, and the way the shots are composed and flow kinetically one into another looks wonderful. This is, after all, from Zack Snyder, a director who has consistently proven to have a strong visual flair. Unfortunately, the story fails to match the grandeur of the visuals, as Legend of the Guardians tells a rather generic tale of fantasy (based on a series of books) which boils down to good owls battling evil ones hellbent on enslaving the world. The storytelling feels so overwrought, and the characters devoid of genuine heart (the medium itself may be at fault here, I normally find it hard to warm…
I walked into this movie hesitantly (because, I mean, how good could a movie solely acted out by owls actually be).
Well, colour me surprised.
I ended up enjoying this odd fantasy film. It had an engaging storyline, fun characters, and a pretty cool atmosphere throughout the whole film. Would definitely watch again.
Bit of kiddie fluff. Watched with Ireland. Great CGI.
In this amazingly animated American-Australian film, Zack Snyder, director of "300," "Watchmen" and the coming "Sucker Punch," aims for younger audience... This film is epic in scale and direction, and if you haven't seen in I'll say you missed a masterful and stunning piece of work.
The story about Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole will take you high in the clouds searching for the mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owl kind from the evil Pure Ones. And while Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal…
I was struggling to find something to say about this but I will say it has the worst end credits of any film I've seen in years. I don't know who sung the song either but it was a piece of shit.
Otherwise this looked pretty but had too many characters, was crammed into 90 minutes (presumably to appeal to kids) and lacked interesting character definitions. For Zack Snyder it wasn't terrible though. List to follow.
I have to say was really surprised how good this was.
The animation was excellent one of the most stunning of this kind of animation film.
Strong story, a bit too much for a younger audience but good for a family movie.
Pleasantly surprised put off watching this for ages, I recommend that you don't :)
Take to the sky!
4/10: As a fan of Zack Snyder, after Dawn of Dead (2004), 300 (2006), and Watchmen (2009), am disappointed with his latest effort, his first in CGI animation. The dialogue is lame, plot is weak, characters uninteresting, and his trademark of slow-mo actions have been overdone which I find it extreme annoying.
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My favorite animated films, 2D and 3D. Pixar, Disney, Ghibli, and everyone else caught in the mix :D
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