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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…
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.
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.
I was a huge fan of the book series as a child, and I was rather disappointed by the film adaptation, though my expectations were not high. I will try to focus only on the film for the purposes of this review.
It felt like a series of vignettes rather than a complete film. Most scenes were jarringly edited together in a way that seemed to jut out from the rest of the film and cut a good deal of momentum from the story. It took the important scenes from the source material and strung them together without feeling like a complete story. The success of many journey films (the Lord of the Rings trilogy being my prime example) lies…
This should be better than it is. I can't quite put my finger on what is missing.
I can't listen to 30 Seconds to Mars anymore.
A father owl's tales of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole enthrall his son Soren, but an older son scoffs at the stories of winged warriors who fought an epic battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. Later the brothers become captives of the Pure Ones, but Soren makes a daring escape and, with the help of other young owls, seeks out the Guardians and brings them back to defend their people once again.
Turned it off 15 minutes before it finished. Horrendous in nearly every way.
In the vein of watership down this is a gorgeously animated movie about a world of owl civilisations and their internal battles. Dark at times
I dont remember to much about this movie, only that Owl City had a song in it and that was why I wanted to watch it. Considered not even putting it on my watch lists because I have just as much memory of it as someone who has only seen the trailer. So yeah... Theres probably evil owls and stuff right? Yeah... probably
By the way, I gave it a solid 3 star rating because if I were to watch it again (which I probably won't, even though I own it) that is probably what I'd give it. I think I just wrote my longest review on a movie I dont even remember. Great.
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.
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