Monday, 20 September 2010

Who? Whoo? Ga'HOOOOOOOOOOOle....

The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole
Not a review.
What's a Ga'Hoole?
Damned if I know.
It's pretty amusing to say though.

Owls are always awesome.
Such majestic creatures,
Flying by night,
Soaring through the skies silently....
Such wonderful, wonderful birds.
Until they open their mouths and start talking.
In British accents.
(Which IS far better than them talking in American accents, IMHO)

The story is so-so only,
A bit predictable and cliched.
Young kid faces fears and follows his dreams,
Then goes on to save the world bla bla bla.
(It IS made by the 'people who brought you Happy Feet' after all)
Characters also so cliche.
And by god the lead owl's earnestness is so ANNOYING.

It's pretty too.
If you can, watch it in 3D.
Actually, scratch that.
You HAVE to watch it in 3D
Because the 3D animation is GORGEOUS.
Even better than How To Train A Dragon, I dare say.

The action is awesome though.
The flying scenes are beautiful,
And the owl fights are brilliant.
It's like 300, but with owls!
(It's even directed by Zack Snyder, fer gods sake).

1 comment:

ShaolinTiger said...

I didn't find the fights very good, can't tell who is who and what the hell is going on.

And the 3D gave me a really bad headache, I think no more 3D films after this!

Most beautiful scene for me was the flight through the storm other than that it was a bit meh.