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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.
I am in a state of utter disbelief. Zack Snyder might be a genius. That was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. It made my heart soar. Tears flowed from beginning to end. These owls were infinitely adorable. It's the most visually breathtaking animated film around. The film features beauty beyond words. Wow. I love Zack Snyder.
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.
The beats of the story can't help but feel familiar and predictable, but Guardians manages to succeed despite these limitations. Mostly thanks to director Zack Snyder, whose eye for action and beautiful CGI make this one a lot of fun to watch, if nothing else.
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…
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.
Zack Snyder makes you think back on great animation movies of old. A heroic and epic tale, the fantasy, the wondering over other worlds and the bad guy that will forever be engraved in your mind.
Great fun. Snyder knows how to bring youth/kids movie. The story is brought great and has enough elements to keep you interested for the whole running time. There are a lot of fun characters and there are a lot of great action scenes. Especially in the climax. So story wise it's really decent.
But what really attracts all the attention is the animation. There are some beautiful shots throughout. The lighting is amazing. Just look how the sunlight breaks on objests and form bands.…
Brilliant world building.
This film is good. Quite good, but it's not perfect. Zack Snyder takes a bold step out of his blood-soaked and violent he usually is known for and creates a creative, beautiful, and action-filled film for all ages. As stated earlier, the animation is the best I have ever seen from a fully-animated film. Ever. And I mean that, plus the story is nothing to waste. The only thing is, it takes itself a bit too seriously. It's owls who are knights in an order, you can't take this too seriously, but the film doesn't know this. With this said, it is still great. Great animation, characters, acting, and pull all of this together to make a great film.
wonderful animated; creates the desire for watching out for owls in the night ;)
Historically, owls haven’t had the most fearsome reputation either in real life or in fiction. Sure, they have big talons and catch mice and that but on the other hand they’ve got round heads that spin round 360 degrees and those big friendly eyes that blink slowly. And not to forget their wisdom, as displayed in the form of Wol, in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories. Except of course Wol wasn’t that wise after all. Anyway, the point is that owls are not your typical hero creatures so to find them portrayed precisely like that – even animated ones as they are here – is something of a surprise. That Zack Snyder is directing such an adventure is quite…
It'll be Myth of the Marmosets next.
He esperado 5 años para ver esto, desde que vi el trailer en el cine en a saber qué película del 2010. No sé si pensar en que ha sido un gran error o seguir pensando que cada película tiene su momento (es que queda taaaan poético...).
Creo que ya tengo película de dibujos moderna favorita (o una de ellas por lo menos). Me he enamorado :')
Zack Snyder, hiciste ese insulto llamado "Man Of Steel", pero te perdono por esto. Quedas indultado.
If I say it's the best owl-based CGI fantasy epic made in Australia I've ever seen, I'd be telling the truth, but I'd also be over-hedging. I suspect some would have trouble hauling their disbelief up to the proper peg for the sort of suspension this film calls for, but it's worth the effort. Despite the entire absence of humans, this is a surprisingly dark film; I'm not quite sure what age of child I'd be comfortable showing it to... 9? 12?
It's interesting that Zack Synder's slow-fast-slow tic doesn't stand out quite as strongly in a CGI film like this as it does in a live-action production. You can tell it's him doing it, but it's like he's got a light pillow over him.
Welcome to my sanctuary.
Kinda sorta ordered: Boxsets and digibooks and steelbooks to the Criterion Collection to slipcovers to plain…
My favorite animated films, 2D and 3D. Pixar, Disney, Ghibli, and everyone else caught in the mix :D