“I’m on a high! I was sent to the sky!” was my exact feeling after watching “The Legend of The Guardians : The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
My curiosity about the film all started after hearing the song “To The Sky” by the Owl City, where the clippings from the movie was used in it’s official music video.
The minute I sat inside the movie house and wore the 3D glasses, I knew I was up for some delightful visual pleasure. For a regular moviegoer like me, who’s not well versed in translating animation technicalities, I can simply put it as, by far, the most brilliant 3D film I’ve seen. It must have been a challenge to set apart and define the characters, as the owls basically looked the same, the variety of colors are limited and they don’t have much distinguishing gesture to mark, but it was somehow compensated by how the creator played around the size, shapes ( lean/fluffy) and the voice.
The story was a typical “good vs evil” approach, it was like “Lord of The Rings” of the owls.
Soren, 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. — The IMB
Over all, I am very much entertained by the film and was definitely moved by the story. The old classic tale defuses nostalgia of childhood days – the struggles, the heroism and the victorious end. “Strengthen the weak, mend the broken and vanquish evil.” — It relieves the “dreamer” in me.
I was even more thankful for the company of a friend who didn’t mind my silly reactions, out of the blue sighs and uncanny amazement. It was truly worth watching – such a beam of hope.
“Remember, when your wings are weak, your spirit’s done, you flown as far as you can… you’re halfway there…”