Sunday, September 26, 2010

Legend of the Guardians: my review

Friday night Shawn and I took Em and her friend Kelsey to the movie.

I remember when Emily was reading the book by Kathryn Lasky.  I asked her what it was about.  “Owls”.

I thought it sounded really dumb.  But, she promised it was SO NOT dumb. But, fantastic.

So, I was prepared for some pretty fantastic movie on Friday night.  Thanks to some spectacular animation by Warner Bros, I was not disappointed.

The Legend of the Guardians plot is something like this: Baby owls (I believe they are dubbed owlets) are stolen from their nest and taken captive by an evil owl and his followers…the Pure Ones. The plan of course is to corrupt the owlets and use them to exterminate the entire owl population so the Pure Ones can be in power. 

It’s your basic good vs. evil.

Soren and Kludd are owlet brothers.  Soren believes in the legends of old, as his father has told him the ancient stories…. and Kludd is a non-believer.

When they are kidnapped by the Pure Ones, we see the balance of good owls and bad owls…. who will win?

The animation was really awesome.  The color, the epic battle…. the weapons… the flights… they were superb.  My favorite part was when Soren found his way to REALLY fly… through the storm.  When he discovered what he was really made of.

If you get a chance to check it out, DO IT! You won’t be disappointed.

1 comment:

Abbie said...

you sound like a nerd in this post..ha.