>> Friday, September 24, 2010
Rated PG for some sequences of scary action.
The animation and wicked-sweet battle sequences were all that saved this movie. Oh, and Owl City's catchy "To the Sky" song.
But that was it.
Sorry to burst any one's bubble, but it was predictable and emotionless. Soren was very heroic, but a teense typical. The Pure Ones' cult was a little odd, and did the heroes really need to haul that stupid snake everywhere? Granted, there were a few humorous parts, but when Twilight struck a song it came off as more awkward than funny.
They over-did the slow-motion effect, though it did add to the final battle. Whenever Soren "trusted his gizzard", this song would come on that sounded like an Enya/Loreena Mckennitt mix. Again, it only worked effectively in the final battle. The plot was rather shabby until they reached the Tree of Ga'hoole and once the Owl City number kicked in.
PARENTS TAKE HEED: For a "cute little owl movie", it was rather violent. And when the owlets got hypnotized it was pretty creepy.
Still, it was a really good movie and the action was phenomenal.
Verdict: Wait until the DVD comes out.
Grey Travel Rating: 3/5 Stars
Animation: 5/5 Stars
Plot: 1/5 Stars
Characters: 1/5 Stars