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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
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.
A stunning yet boring animation.
Mediocre animated movie with style over substance.
Muy bonita estéticamente, muy tal, pero muy coñazo.
Stunning animation, but sadly wasted on this tonally perplexing film. I kept asking myself, "why owls?" It's played completely straight, and the posturing doesn't help either. I just about lost my shit when Owl City started playing midway through, though.
I don't have the first idea where to begin forming an opinion about this movie. It just really, really, puzzled me. I was able to watch it without getting bored and stuff like that but... It's about cartoon owls and it's all played deadly straight and it's just really really odd.
I couldn't begin to give this movie a star rating. You'd just have to see it for yourself I suppose.
Every time I watch this movie, I smile the whole way threw. But it is slow in scenes, and I would cut it sown by about 5 minutes.
- As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw…
- The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
- A Colt Is My Passport
- To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
- Dead Men Don't Die
- The Amazing Panda Adventure
- Gone Baby Gone
Submissions are welcome.
- 5 Centimeters Per Second
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Treasure Planet
- How to Train Your Dragon
- The Croods
My favorite animated films, 2D and 3D. Pixar, Disney, Ghibli, and everyone else caught in the mix :D