Legend Of The Guardians
Later this month on September 24th, the 3D animated movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole will be released featuring, yep you guessed it! Lots of owls!
The movie is directed by Zack Snyder and is based on the book series called Guardians of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky. The movie is based on the first three books in the series called The Capture, The Journey, and The Rescue.
Back in August, press had the opportunity to preview about 15 minutes of the movie. So far, reports have been positive. That’s great because I always get a little nervous when I hear the term 3D. Shaun at CineTalk discusses the 3D and the animation in the film:
One thing that can be said about Legend of the Guardians, is that the animation is amazing, possibly the best animation I have ever seen. Coupled with maybe the best use of 3D I have seen in a long time, the picture alone just blew me away. Zack really seems to have a good idea of how 3D should be used in a movie, how each frame should be composed and edited, rather than just making a film, and then making it 3D. It’s clear that he went into the process knowing that the final product would be 3D and made the best use of it.
What Shaun says makes me feel a little better. Seeing a film, made for 3D is so much better than a regular film converted to 3D. Shaun goes on to say:
Of the footage and scenes that we saw, I am really into this film and its story. I think that what will be delivered will be one of the better animated kids films of the decade. Its not afraid to have older themes that you may not find in your typical animated feature. It really reminds me of some of my favorite animated films such as Watership Down and Secret of Nimh.
Hmmm… Shaun describes it as an “kids” film huh? Well, thank goodness I’m still a big kid!
Watch the trailer, let me know what you think!