Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
OVERVIEW: Get ready for action this holiday season when the stunning fantasy family adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" flies onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on December 17th from Warner Home Video.
SYNOPSIS: While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
FILM REVIEW: Based on the book Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn
Lasky, under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and the animation of Animal Logic (Happy Feet), Warner Bros bring to the big screen Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of
Ga'Hoole. A film that thanks to its visual effects is able to overcome all its deficiency.
What did not work for the film?
As it happened in Happy Feet, the owls look very similar making it very difficult to keep track of main characters at the beginning of the film. This can be a issue for the little ones.
Just like in Zack Snyderís 300 and Watchmen, some of the scenes project the feeling not being well connected, making the film choppy and the sensation of a undeveloped screenplay. There are a few scenes that can be taking out of the film without affecting its main of the story. This seems to be the problem with most book adaptations. If you have read the book, may be you will be able to understand the purpose of 3 minutes characters that donít contribute in any way to the main story.
What work for the film?
Voice cast is very important in this type of films and director Zack Snyder just makes the right selection for the film. Each voice brought character and personality to all animated characters.
Ones again Snyder showcases his visionary mind and creates gorgeous and spectacular scenes only seen before in films like Avatar. From the intense and ground breaking owls flights and fights to the use of 3D technology. This is how a 3D animated film should look like. I always have complained about how studios are just using 3D as a gimmick rather than an improvement. This is not the case with this film, Zack Snyder proofs that there is more to 3D films, you just need the right innovative person behind the camera.
Even with its pitfalls Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole rises as a visually entertaining film. Just keep in mind that the film is a little bit darker and it may not be suitable for very young audiences.
film is presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just flawless,
giving the film clarity and sharpness that only high
definition can provide. Not only the picture looks excellent in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) that provides a good complement to the
picture. Spanish, English and French subtitles are also include
in this release.
On December 17th, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand.
It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on January 14, 2011.
Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) 1080P
English 5.1 DTS HD/Dolby Digital
Spanish English French 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish and French
True Guardians of the Earth
- Digger and "Modern Family's" Rico Rodriguez host this fascinating look into the world of owls and their unique environment.
Looney Tunes Short "Fur of Flying"
WB Maximum "Kid" Mode - Explore the World of Ga'Hoole
- Soren is your guide through this journey into the exciting world of owls. Discover secrets about the movie, meet the gifted actors who bring
your owl buddies to life, and uncover exciting real-life stories about the entire owl kingdom.
Armor Up with Soren & Eglantine - Help Soren and Eglantine dress for their next imagination inspired story with this interactive costume creator.
Match the Owl Treats - Match all the owls favorite snacks in this fun and fast-paced interactive matching challenge
Rise of the Guardians
- See the fully illustrated legendary story that Da tells his family about their culture and history, with hopes that it will guide them as they grow up.
4 Artwork Galleries - The Guardians, The Locations, The Villains, Soren & Friends
"To the Sky" Music Video by Owl City
SD Version of Feature Film
Digital Copy on Disc
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