Legend of the Guardians was an incredibly fantastic movie! It seems that there were a lot of mixed feelings among people leading up to its theatrical release. Personally, the trailer for the film instantly sold me on it. The animation looked incredible, and I knew that the story the film is based off of was solid enough to make for an entertaining film.
Having now seen the film, I have to tell you the trailer doesn’t do any justice to the movie at all. The trailer barely gives us a glimpse at what The Legend of the Guardians has in store for you. This movie was fantastically amazing, beautiful and action packed! Zack Snyder did an incredible job directing the movie and bringing this story to life. I was completely in awe from beginning to end.
The CGI animation was breathtaking, it was seriously some of the best animation I’ve ever seen in a film, and that includes anything that Pixar has done. There was so much detail and care that was put into the style, setting and characters of the film. Every frame of this movie was like a work of art and I loved it!
There were some great action sequences in the film. Watching these owls fight each other in battle was epically bad-ass. As you know Zack Snyder loves to throw slow motion into his action sequences, and he does the same thing in Legend of the Guardians, and it works brilliantly in this film. Those scenes were some of my favorite of the movie. I always thought owls were cool animals, but after seeing how they were portrayed in this movie I’ll never look at owls the same way again.
As you probably know, Legend of the Guardians is based the book Guardians of Ga’Hoole from Kathryn Lasky. This is kind of a darker children’s story, it deals with some pretty heavy material such as kidnapping, slavery, and hardcore sibling rivalry. That being said, I did take my kids to go see this movie and they absolutely loved it! It managed to hold their attention all the way through the movie. There were moments where the kids got a little scared, but in the end they really enjoyed it. Some of these scenes were pretty intense. Like me, they were mostly in awe of what was unfolding in front of them.
The story follows a young barn owl named Soren who is kidnapped by the villainous owls of St. Aggie's, which is an orphanage prison, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers and workers. Soren ends up escaping with a newly found friend to find The Guardians of Ga'Hoole. On their way they meet two other owls to help them on their journey. Once they get to the island of Ga’Hoole they assist its noble and wise owls in fighting the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's.
I highly recommend you go out and see this movie! This is a fun film that I think most of you will be able to sit back and enjoy. I’m actually looking forward to seeing it a second time.
If you’ve seen the movie already please let us know what you thought!