Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Legend of the Guardians -Family Movie Review

 I was very impressed with this production. The story line was so positive and the closest worldview to Christianity I have ever seen in a child's animation! 
Soren, a young Tyto owl lives on his father's stories of the mythical owls of Ga'Hoole, warriors who fought a battle to save all owlkinds from the evil Pure ones. 

But suddenly, he finds himself and his brother captured by Pure ones and taken to their covert lair! After finding out that the horrid plans of the pure ones is to destroy all owl kingdoms, Soren escapes and sets off with many companions over seas and through mists to find the mythical Great Tree of the owls of Ga'Hoole, relying on his only hope that they exist.
After long weary travel, Soren and his new companions find themselves in danger and are saved by none other than the legendary owls of Ga'Hoole. Taken to the great tree they are given sanctuary and trained in their gifted areas in order to defeat the evil Pure ones. 
There is a very positive message of sacrifice and faith among the characters; a very clear distinction made between the evil pure ones and the Ga'Hoole owls of light and life.

The generational vision of the owls of Ga'Hoole is to: 
"Right all wrongs, to make strong the weak, mend the broken, vanquish the proud and make powerless those who abuse the frail."

The action and battles were quite stunning actually. I was thinking since it is about owls, nothing too exciting would be going on, but I was wrong.  Amazing choreography, with a great soundtrack and visuals.
Language: One use of Hell in description of a place.
Indecency: Very mild flirting
Violence: Quite a lot, though none of it too gory. Many fights ensue but are bloodless. Owls are electrocuted and brainwashed. Some images of the pure ones might frighten children but it didn't affect our kids.
Other:  There is a brief scene with a shaman creature who can foretell the future.
(This movie is Dove Family Approved)

1 comment:

Sophia Smithe said...

Is this a fairly new film? Because I have never heard of it.

Sounds interesting.

I do wish that some of these filmmakers would link their moral principles with the Lord of those principles. We should not separate the Him from His teachings. Good morals without Christ will benefit us nothing in the end.