Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Review

I haven’t read the books this movie was based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky I never really liked owls, they kinda creep me out , but when I got the invite to watch the movie in IMAX 3D by Warner Bros. I didn’t mind and told myself probably after watching this movie I won’t feel that bad about owls anymore.

Well, it worked.  The animated owls at the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole movie were so adorable I want to give them a hug except from the villain of all the villain owls.  Its a great movie to watch with the entire family especially with your kids, they teach so many values and lesson and the harsh realities in life.  There’s violence in the movie but its not that gory , the sound effects make the fight scenes so realistic though.

Isn’t it every kid’s fantasy to become a character in his or her favorite story?  This movie definitely showed that we can all dream and believe and if we are that determined we can make that dream into reality.

On technical aspects, the 3D effect was awesome!  Scenes were popping right before your eyes, the colors were so vibrant and vivid, the animation was flawless.  The director captured the movie’s themes beautifully, complementing both the action and the emotions throughout the story. Great job!

I’ve met a lot of owl species in the movie barn owls, desert owls, great greys, and so on and learned that owls don’t  just hoot, but, depending on the species, they can purr, growl, whisper, click…their communication is just so varied.

Definitely I don’t want to get “moon eyes” or do I want a brother like Kludd and Digger is so cute.

Legend of the Guardians Movie Info:

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” based on the beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.

While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians—Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

The film features the voices of Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, Miriam Margolyes, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh and David Wenham.

Snyder directed “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” from a screenplay by John Orloff and Emil Stern, based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole novels by Kathryn Lasky. The film was produced by Zareh Nalbandian, with Donald De Line, Deborah Snyder, Lionel Wigram, Chris deFaria, Kathryn Lasky and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
The film’s production designer was Simon Whiteley, its art director, Grant Freckelton, its editor, David Burrows, its digital supervisors, Aidan Sarsfield and Ben Gunsberger, its animation director, Eric Leighton, its previz & lensing director, David Scott, its head of story, Alexs Stadermann, its supervising sound editor and designer, Wayne Pashley, its animation supervisor, Alex Weight, its character supervisor, Damien Gray, its environment supervisor, Greg Jowle, and its composer, David Hirschfelder.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Village Roadshow Pictures Production, an Animal Logic Production, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.”

Opening nationwide in theatres and IMAX starting September 24, 2010, the film will be presented in 3D and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

(Movie info and photos by Warner Bros. Phils)

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  1. Oh your welcome Christina, I’m afraid of owls but after watching this all I have for them is admiration 🙂

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