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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”  (2010)  – movie review
This is an animated “Cain and Able” story, overlaid with a coming of age story, wrapped in a classic battle between the forces of good and evil.  The animation is similar in quality to “Happy Feet” (although this film is nowhere near as appealing).  Basically, two brothers (one good, the other bad) are kidnapped by an army of evil owls who are intent upon taking over the world (or maybe it’s just the forest; I couldn’t really be sure).   Anyway, one accepts evil and joins the army and the other rebels against his captors and joins the good-guys (the Guardians) army to fight against his brother and the bad guys.  Naturally, there are chases and multiple close calls before the young hero saves the day in the climatic battle sequence.
So, is it any good?  Aside from the quality of the animation, this is a rather pedestrian movie – almost entertaining and almost interesting, but not quite either.  I’ve never read any of the books the movie is based on so I can’t comment on faithfulness to the source material.  Final recommendation: moderate recommendation.  The movie is a bit too intense for small children and bit too childish for young teens (or pre-teens), so I’m not sure who would really be the target audience.  As a computer nerd who loves good animation and special effects, I found the movie technically beautiful.  It wasn’t a complete waste of time, but it wasn’t a movie I’m looking forward to seeing again any time soon.
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On This Day In:
2014 Honoring Firefighters
2013 And Never Will
2012 The Human Adventure Continues
2011 Almost Never

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