CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" features myth improper

Released around Springtime on the IMAX 6 story screen, **How to Train Your Dragon** quietly amassed over 200 million dollars at the box office and talk of sequel is on the Dreamworks drawing board. Released last weekend at the Museum of Discovery IMAX screen by Warner Brother Studios, **Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole** has the potential to perform similar business success, in the familiar quiet way. The animation is superb with microscopic attention to detail with important themes about warriors and bullies.

Soren and his brother, two young owls, are kidnapped by a cult of evil owls who brainwash younglings. Soren manages to escape to the mythical land of Ga'Hoole and learns that the legends have become a fact. While undergoing training from his elders, Soran finds himself becoming emotional distant from his confused brother.

The magnified action scenes suffer from too many closeups of owl talons, which might prove too intense for preschool viewers. Fans of Kathryn Lasky's novel will appreciate **Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole** for it's all purpose storytelling.
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