Saturday, May 7, 2011
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Starring (the voices of): Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Helen Mirren, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish.
This fantasy family adventure is directed by Zack Snyder, of 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch fame, making his animation debut. I think he should stick to adult movies, because I thought this flick, marketed as a "family adventure" was way too dark and actually left me depressed! The computer animation is brilliantly done; the owls, ocean and scenery look fantastic, but the story is horrible, in my opinion (it's based on the first three Guardians of Ga-Hoole books). Basically, a young barn owl is kidnapped by an evil owl army, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. Fun, right? I don't know, maybe it's a boy movie. Personally I don't like seeing animals fighting until there's blood (even if they're animated). But maybe that's just me. Yeah. Thumbs down. :(
What did you think?