A remarkable little film. Zack Snyder, a director I initially assumed would be an ill fit for this project, really utilizes his strengths here. Epic and grandiose fight scenes, beautiful and painterly visuals, and a sweet, earnestly emotional center to it all. It's a wonderfully constructed and executed adventure, earnestly weaving the lore and mythology into the core narrative seamlessly. Some parts don't work; most notably the jarring Owl City "song", and some clunky dialogue; but Legend of the Guardians is a well-rounded adventure of a film, crucially embracing the fanciful aesthetic a tale of warrior owls carries with it. It's beautiful and earnest, a deliberately told story from an overqualified director. A sequel would be welcomed with open arms.
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