Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga Hoole Movie Review
admovieso | April 4, 2012 | No comments
Warner Bros. director Zack Snyder will most probably doing extremely well with this new movie release. This animated film may actually earn Snyder better reviews than some of his live-action films. Snyder is also the director of “300” and “Watchmen”. This film often is equal to James Cameron’s movie “Avatar” in its incredible landscapes and amazing flying scenes.
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” is based on a series of children’s books by Kathryn Lasky. The series contains fifteen books. Unfortunately it’s really scary and that will be a problem with the youth audience. Nonetheless, it should do well for Warner Bros.
Most of the characters in this upcoming film are voiced by a cast of Australian actors as much of the film was designed in the city of Sydney. Many of the owls look alike and with the actors all having voices that sound similar, this may also be a problem for children in the audience. Movies like “The Lion King” were smart to include many different animal characters so that children could easily tell them apart.
The actors in the movies cast are very good though. They include Abbie Cornish, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Joel Edgerton and David Wenham. Geoffrey Rush is marvelous as the leader of the Guardians. Miriam Margolyes is the Owl’s nanny and pet snake. Helen Mirren is the movie’s head villain. She’s so good that it’s unfortunate that her part is small but if this movie is a success there will surely be a movie sequel.
The most appealing parts of the movie are visual elements. The forests and sea scenes are appealing and seductive. This movie 3D will astound you as you fly with the owls through the dark woods and across the sea to the Guardians kingdom. The technical team did an amazing job of making the scenes both lifelike and fantastic at the same time. David Hirschfelder should be lauded for his excellent work with fitting the music of this movie to the scenery.
This film often is equal to James Cameron’s movie “Avatar” in its incredible landscapes and amazing flying scenes.
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” is a movie to go see without the kids. Adults will enjoy it for the artistry of it’s visual and technical elements.