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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.
Film #16 of my March 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Film #18: A movie directed by Zack Snyder as preparation for Batman v. Superman (#3)
Wow. Just wow. I was literally not expecting this. Legend of the Guardians is better than Watchmen. There I said it. Better than Watchmen.
Seriously, who knew that an animated movie about warrior owls would be a far superior movie to whatever that film about the naked blue alien was all about? Still don't get it.
Does it have flaws! Sure it does; it could have had a bit more characterization and exposition in setting up this fantasy world, some of the supporting characters on the good side can feel annoying at times (especially when they're…
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.
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.
July Scavenger hunt,
Task #19; A movie that involves shocking content,
As much as I like birds... but when it comes to the owls in Legend of the guardians, these are owls you DO NOT want to mess with. I mean, you see owls die, owls getting blinded by a full moon ( turning them into zombies ), and
and two owls having a brother vs. brother fight... so you might wanna keep the kids away from the TV set. I liked Legend of the guardians, along with the exception of an out of place pop song.
(9/10)- Breathe taking
It looks incredible, especially in 3D when the owls are soaring through the skies, but there is a stupid amount of plot and characters vying for attention in a 90 minute movie and it all becomes somewhat incoherent after a point. Snyder's signature speed ramping just looks silly here.
The Legend of the Guardians is yet another example of Zack Synder’s need for emphasizing beautiful imagery over competent storytelling. It’s interesting to note that this film feels like a knockoff of the eighties period Don Bluth film, specifically a hybrid of The Secret of NIMH and The Land Before Time. The film strives for the same dark and epic tone of both films, yet due to several basic failings of the narrative, including Synder’s usual over reliance of slow motion and it’s paced too quickly for anything to register. There is no way to clearly and precisely tell hos much time is spent in each section, unless the narrative is meant to be told as if it were happening…
I enjoyed this a lot more than I had expected to, although as a film about anthropomorphised animals and their societal battles its still not a patch on Watership Down. The visuals are amazing, though that's really to be expected from a Zack Snyder film, and I was amused throughout to see a bunch of owls being lovingly CGI crafted with the same care and attention being lavished on the feathers and beaks here as on the abs sculpted on the Trojans in 300! Also the Synder-style speed ramps are hilarious, and kind of brilliant, here when applied to owls as opposed to superheroes, Trojans or the girls in Sucker Punch!
The drawbacks are the usual ones for a Snyder…
Really gorgeous movie, but I don't remember a thing about it.
Looking good is half the battle. A battle Zack Snyder wins flawlessly every time.
The other half of the battle is telling a story. Or rather using images as in visual storytelling to tell a story. Which is why Zack Snyder is such a oddball one of a kind director. His directing and visuals are so top-tier that few directors come close to his skills.
His visuals are always amazing but his visual storytelling skills are so lacking in comparison it becomes jarring.
To elaborate visual storytelling is a movie language used to communicate the story to the viewer.
What makes Snyder so unike is that he is good at making amazing visuals in a story but he is not…
The only Zack Snyder thing I've seen that didn't make me angry on some level. In fact, I can scarcely imagine it making anyone angry, which might count as both a strength and a weakness. But it's a good movie.
Nazi Owls - omg!
Holy crap that fire vortex sequence
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