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Throwback Thoughts: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Randomly I heard the song Kings and Queens yesterday and then started to think about the Guardians of Ga’Hoole movie again so I wanted to share some thoughts. Before I get into the movie I do have to say up until yesterday I thought I had read and owned all the books only to find out that there was another one(at least it was a prequel so not that big of a deal that I haven’t read it). I also want to state for the record that the whole concept of owls with armor, let alone a war against a tyrant is mind blowing. But back to the movie, whenever I think about this movie, I have 2 main thoughts. The loudest is of course how beautiful the movie is, the animation is amazing! I haven’t watched it in a while, but I still believe that the animation still stands up to today’s standard. It toed the line perfectly between looking real yet still looking like an animation.

My other thought is that I feel like this was one of my first moments of “the book was better”. It was one of those movies where they picked and chose parts from multiple books and mish-mashed them into one movie, which ultimately just lessens the impact of certain parts. Like how Metal Beak is actually Kludd in the books instead of them being separate characters. What was a huge emotional moment in the book was less of a big deal in the movie. But even though I remember being disappointed about the changes at the time I still think the movie looked perfect.

Oh, I almost forgot, but I’m also pretty sure the owls having the metal blades over their talons is the main reason I want to buy every single metal finger claws I see. They’re just sooooooo cool!



I love movies!!!!!!!!!!

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