Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Animal Logic

Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Essie Davis, Adrienne DeFaria, Joel Edgerton, Deborra-Lee Furness, Sacha Horler, Bill Hunter, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill

This film starts out with some little owlets learning to fly. Soon they are kidnapped by the evil owls of St. Aggie’s so they can be brainwashed into becoming soldiers in the St. Aggie owl army. Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess) enlists his new friends to make the long journey to the island of Ga’Hoole where there are supposed to be legendary hero owls of old as told in the stories. It’s a long hazardous journey, but when they arrive, the convince the noble wise owls to join them to fight the army created by the wicked owls of St. Aggie’s.

This movie has a lot going for it, but I have to say it did not reach out to me very well. I really didn’t get into the adventure story. The animation is wonderful, and the voices and soundtrack are good, so perhaps I should reconsider, but the story did not grab me. I couldn’t get into owls fighting each other. They are, after all, owls. I know some people were completely wowed by the animation and CGI in this film, and seeing on the big screen in 3D may have made a bigger impact on me. But if the story is not strong enough to catch you, then everything else is just gimmicks. I’m of the belief that the story is the key, and I felt this was just a little too weak for my taste. If you wish to disagree, feel free to comment and let’s have a discussion. I know this film did an excellent job in the box office, but I feel like I wouldn’t have missed much had I passed on this one.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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