Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is a animated film based on a 15 book series written by Kathryn Lasky. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is based on three of those books The Capture, The Journey and The Rescue. The production took place in Australia but Warner Bros. owns the film rights to the books, that makes this a Australian slash American production. Producer of the film is Zack Snyder who also produced 300 and Watchmen making him familiar with the type of Graphics entailed in such a film. Animation was done by Animal Logic who wowed the world with Happy Feet.
This is a really wonderful movie that anyone can watch from toddler through to pensioner’s. The story line is true fantasy tale, looking at the trailer a person is already taken in at how real the owls seem. Not only is it captivating it’s also something not seen before. A movie solely based on owls who lives in this truly unique world with human characteristics and personalities.
Soren is a young owl who is captivated by his fathers tales of the Guardians of Ga’hoole a mythic group of owl warriors who fought against the Pure Ones who is a evil army who wants to rule the owlkind. Soren is the younger brother too Kludd, Kludd is jealous of the favour that Soren holds with their father. His jealously leads the two brothers on a path one has only dreamed of the other never even considered. It’s up to Soren to find the Guardians of Ga’hoole the only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and save the Owl Kingdoms.
Legend of the Guardians
Director Snyder selected a good cast starting with Soren whose voice was done by Jim Sturgess. Kludd voice is by Ryan Kwanten. Here is a list with some of the rest of the cast: Helen Mirren as Nyra; Anthony LaPaglia as Twilight; Sam Neill as Metal Beak; Abbie Cornish as Otulissa
Release date is on the 24 September 2010 in both 2D and 3D theatres.
Opinion: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is not appropriate for small children. At first it seems that way and because it is based on a children’s book I assumed it would be a family movie like Narnia. As a adult it was interesting and had my attention but children would find it difficult to follow and at times frightening. There are far more violence and darkness than I would have thought some scenes are disturbing too say the least. I would not recommend this film to small children the promotional material released of the movie was very misleading. The graphics is excellent and it is a riveting plot – just not family friendly.