Legends of The Guardians: DVD Review
Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Released by Roadshow
In the latest animated fare to hit,
Jim Sturgess plays Soren a young barn owl whose life is full of the tales of the
Guardians of Ga'Hoole, who, legend says are there to protect the kingdom.
But his brother Kludd (True Blood's Ryan Kwanten)
isn't so impressed and is a little jealous of the way their father spends more
time with Soren.
One day while the pair are
learning how to fly, they're captured by two minions of the evil MetalBeak - and
the brothers find their allegiances split as they take opposing sides in a
battle against the owls.
kingdoms are brought to life by stunning use of CGI; the owls themselves are
given such depth and detail that they stand out. The landscapes and scenery are
so wonderful that you're drawn into the kingdom of Gahoole with ease.
Coupled with a soaring soundtrack that evocatively captures every mood (from
learning to fly to the final attack), it's clear the film makers have spared no
Narratively though, it's a little lacking
with some parts of the story slightly muddy in places and it's only thanks to
the fact it looks so good and is well animated, that it's a success.
Extras: The new Wile E Coyote short
which was on in cinemas and a doco about how important owls are.