Sunday, March 13, 2011
Directed by Zack Snyder
Starring (voices) Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Abbie Cornish
Based on the novels by Kathryn Lasky, Legend Of The Guardians tells the story of two borther owls who end up on the opposite sides of brewing battle between good and evil. The corny and naive pathos that's usually dragging family films down is luckily abscent from this one. Legend Of The Guardians is dark in tone, but still enjoyable for the younger ones. Director Snyder (300, Watchmen) is a specialist when it comes to magnificent visuals and this film is no exception. He and Tarsem (The Cell, The Fall) are most likely the two greatest visual visionaries working in films today. Snyder is currently prepping the new Superman reboot but in the meantime we are allowed to expect great things from Sucker Punch (2011) which opens in April. If he can make a family film about some fucking owls work this beautifully, there are really no limits where Snyder can go.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole at IMDb
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole trailer at YouTube
I had to add this video of the haunting and beautiful track that's used in the film. Enjoy..