LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE (2010 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.3|5.0 Starsìì

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole uses outrageously good graphics and animation to tell its story. It contains a few feel-good, inspirational scenes; but the story seems to fall apart after the two owl brothers are captured and brought to an evil kingdom to be workers/moon watchers/soldiers. The movie especially loses power after one battle scene attempts to restore the ruling authority of the Owls of Ga’Hoole. Lack of deeper character development and definition causes a frequent state of confusion throughout the movie. Director Zack Snyder, unfortunately, either did not see the challenges or chose not to resolve these script challenges.

Storyline

After two owl brothers, Soren (voice of Jim Sturgess) and Kludd (voice of Ryan Kwanten) are kidnapped, they take radically different life paths.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Zack Snyder for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Bruce Berman, Donald De Line, Christopher DeFaria, Kathryn Lasky, Deborah Snyder, and Lionel Wigram for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gylfie (voice of Emily Barclay), Otulissa (voice of Abbie Cornish), Marella (voice of Essie Davis), Eglantine (voice of Adrienne De Faria), Metal Beak (voice of Joel Edgerton), Barran (voice of Deborra-Lee Furness), Strix Struma (voice of Sacha Horler), Bubo (voice of Bill Hunter).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. Viewers will enjoy the scenery, but not the trip.

Ben Meyers

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