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I own ALOT of Movies but Why? I go to ALOT of movies but Why? I watch ALOT of movies but Why? A movie a day for one year. that is my first 365 blog challenge. I am putting all my movies in a box and pulling them at random, including the ones owned by the wife.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

11. Legend of the Guardians:The Owls of Ga'Hoole

                Known for the longest time to me simply as “The Owl Movie”.  My wife has been dying forever for us to watch this movie and we finally got around to watching it. Brought to us by Netflix on stunning blu ray. Speaking of which, this movie is superb is HD, absolutely spectacular.
                So the movie. Well I really enjoyed it. It was directed by Zack Snyder who made the 300 movie (haven’t seen it) and based on the books by Kathryn Lasky. The story tells of the legendary Guardians. A group of owls who have sworn to protect all of owl kind.  But it has been years since Guardians had been seen or heard and their tale of legends are now believed by many to be myth. But no to our hero of the movie Soren.  A young owl who is kidnapped, along with his brother Kludd and taken away to be enslaved by a group of owls called The Pure Ones.
                The best part that I liked about this movie is that action actually holds up. The flight and fight scenes are top notch.  Just as fast and action packed as say Top Gun or Star Wars. The pure ones have an evil plan to trap and destroy the Guardians. This movie surprised me.  Once you get past the fact they are owls and it has music in it from Owl City it is really, really good. I got way into it. My wife has read all the books and said that they did a decent job adapting the first part of the story although there were a couple of big changes that it was hard for her to get around, but she said they probably made those changes to simplify and not make the story as dark as the books. I would recommend it. It might surprise you.  Besides that it is amazing in blu ray! 
Final Verdict: I could see me owning it if they make more movies. 

A Few Differences between the Movie and the Book Series (without giving too much away):
- The Pure Ones and St. Aggies' are two different groups of owls both with evil intentions
- Kludd's character is much more evil (if you can believe it)
- Soren doesn't find out until much later that Ezlryb is Lyze of Kiel
- Digger and Twilight are also orphaned owlettes not fully grown owls


  1. please oh please tell me you own this movie!!

  2. no we dont it. sorry maybe in the future.

  3. I am torn about whether or not to own it. I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I hadn't read the books. However, a good movie in its own rite.

  4. who wants to watch a movie about owls i mean WHo Who wants to in my opinion the only people that think owls fighting is cool are tose Who Who like to bet on rooster fights and dog fights because come on owls are kinda lame now if it was groups of different kinds of birds that would be cool but i say naw to the owls of Gahool

  5. Good one Gears. LOL I know your real name!

  6. lol @ Gears...never saw this movie so I have nothing to say about it, good or bad.

  7. hmmm, sounds like a good movie. I don't think I have ever heard of it. :o) thanks for the review.

  8. It was a very good movie. Definitely worth the watch. Emily got this movie for Christmas and we've watched it several times since.