Guardians of Ga'Hoolel: Movie Review

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole PosterGenre: Animal, Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 2010

Director: Zack Snyder

Summary: Soren (Jim Sturgess), a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's.

Review: The animation is beautiful studding, the way the owls move is well detailed, and see the movement of their feathers. The occasional slow-motion shows down enough of the action to take it all in.

The villain is what stands out. Presented menacingly, they have seen more development than any other character. Soren's brother is more interesting. From what I remember from the books, he disappears in the first book.

The story feels rush. Soren gets kidnapped and meets Gylfie and then they learn to fly way too easily and quickly. The visuals are good but, the story is weak in its pasting.

The movie is based on books one, two, and a little of the third. I think it was book two or three that they made their way to the tree. Jamming three books into one movie is what made the story suffer. If Guardians of Ga'Hoole was remade into a TV series then is faithful to the source while adding to it.



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