Last month I got about halfway through. Let's see if I can improve this year! This challenge list looks particularly…
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.
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…
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.
This is a dumb fucking movie.
Amazing visuals, animation and render. Yes, the storyline might be cliche'd but even so, it's hard to not become absorbed by the plot and its beautiful represented characters. It is one of those 'epic stories' to enjoy, very remarkable of Snyder's films. Who would've thought an owl movie would be interesting? Wooo.
Zack Snyder barely makes the cut for "eligible to make movies", and he barely makes the cut here for "eligible to make animated movies".
Zack Snyder sendo Zack Snyder, desta vez em uma animação! Com uma proposta de animação diferente das demais, o filme é um espetáculo visual... e só. O roteiro dos desconhecidos John Orloff e Emil Stern deixa e muito a desejar! Com uma história fraca e cheia de clichês, quase da para prever o que vai acontecer em cada cena. Entretanto, no tanto que falha o roteiro, a fotografia acerta espetacularmente! Com cenas digna de uma pintura! As cenas das batalhas são bem legais e com as cenas "slow motion" características do diretor Zack Snyder! O filme é fraco mais não é ruim! Diverte e entretêm as crianças mas pode decepcionar quem espera uma história um pouco mais elaborada ou que fuja um pouco mais do clichê do "coitado sem instrução que vai parar no meio de uma guerra entre seres superpoderosos, e acaba fazendo toda a diferença para a vitória deles!".
May Scavenger Hunt 14 Challenge #28. A film with a species of bird in the title
For being a Zack Snyder film, it seems like nobody ever talks about this movie. I ended up being pleasantly surprised by this film. It features Snyder's staple of amazing looking visuals and it's one of the best looking animated films I've seen in years. The attention to detail on things such as feather texture in certain weather was pretty impressive. It also has some pretty great voice acting from Joel Edgerton. The story, while being predictable, held my interest for the most part. I think the lore and world building that this setting offers is not done justice by a 95…
Not bad fun little film. To be honest I didn't pay too much attention as I getting ready for my flight to Calgary. Going to the fan expo.. Yay.
You take one look at a movie like this and you be surprised by who's behind it? That's the reaction I got when I first saw this in theaters in 3D and at the start of the end credits, you see that the director is Zack Snyder. Yes, THAT Zack Snyder. Surprisingly, he (with the help of EFX company Animal Logic) does a great job crafting a flawlessly animated fantasy-adventure that'll keep kids' eyeballs glued to the screen. A perfect antidote for the dark & sometimes frustrating work that Snyder helmed before and after this.
Beautifully animated YA story starring owls. It's a fun watch.
I liked this movie, nice visuals, good voice-overs, story was decent. it's a good movie overall.
A typical recommendation list. Some popular stuff, some lesser known films, some "underrated" works; just a random collection of movies.