Soren (Jim Sturgess), a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's.
One of the songs used in the advertising was "Kings and Queens" from the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The frontman of the band is Jared Leto. Leto appeared as The Joker in Suicide Squad (2016), a movie produced by Director Zack Snyder. See more »
Several of the owl species featured in the film are not found in Australia, where it is set. This is because the original books were set in North America. See more »
Then you're gonna need to fly a long way to get to the Guardians.
You mean they're real?
Oh, they're real alright.
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At the very start of the film Soren's father, Noctus, is shown flying through the sky at sunrise passing through the Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow logos, before diving under the film's title. See more »
German theatrical version was cut by 3,5 minutes taking out the scenes towards the end of the movie to secure a "Not under 6" rating. The uncut version was released on Blu-ray. See more »
To the Sky
Written and Produced by Owl City (as Adam Young)
Performed by Owl City
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Pretty good family film
I'm sure you know the basic premise so i'll get straight to the point.
Pros: Surprisingly funny, superb animation, pretty good story (darker than I expected when it was billed as "from the creators of Happy Feet").
Cons: First half of the movie is pretty jumpy, and its also cheesy at some points.
I've only seen it once, so my review isn't as thorough as it could be, but overall this is a pretty good family movie, (not just for kids). I'm 21 and while I thought it looked good, I had feeling it was going to be bad. Its a shame they probably won't be making another one because of poor box office performance. I may see it a second time in theaters and will definitely get it on DVD.
PS: Before the movie begins (almost pixar-esquire) there is a Wile E Coyote and Roadrunner cartoon (well, 3D animation) which is a pleasant surprise.
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