Written September 25, 2010
It was perfection! Great story, excellent animation/3D, scenes, soundtrack, every little feather looked real, touchable and blew in the slightest breeze. Voices were terrific. All that I say about it, falls flat compared to the cinematography. Unless you hate owls or are afraid of them...you 'll love this movie. There were small children there and we didn't hear any of them crying and noone took their kids out. It was
spellbinding for all ages. Thank you!!
Written September 24, 2010
My son and I have been reading this book series for the past few months. We have fallen in love with the characters that have been brought to life on the pages before us. As with most "based on book" movies - this attempt is barely able to scratch the surface of the depth and breadth of this wonderful book series, The movie is able to capture, the book's overarching themes of faith & service, passion & purpose,& love & loyalty, but not nearly to the degree with which I would have hoped. Though, I do feel that , as far as movies go, this one is worth the price of the 3D imagery - this movie is quite beautiful and does agree with the "movie in our minds" that my son and I had already developed. Furthermore, the heroic storyline that all of us can identify with is one worthy of praise - in the end.... we all want to believe that good will always triumph over evil, and this movie leaves the viewer celebrating that notion. So go see it and enjoy... ages 7&up. Then read the books!!!
Written September 25, 2010
Good movie, but once again 3D really didn't do anything to enhance the movie going experience. A true tale of good versus evil. My 6 year old son really enjoyed it.
Written September 28, 2010
Despite reading reviews of this movie being dark and too violent for children we promised our little 7 yr old granddaughters we would take them since they are learning about owls in school and it was made by the same people who did Happy Feet. The animation is stunning but I'm so sick and tired of 3D movies being a let down with hardly any 3D fun so no more 3D for us until they do better. This movie is definitely not for young children it's slow, boring and extremely vicious. Our granddaughters started off enjoying it and very quickly were bored then upset at how cruel and vicious it all turned with one of them burying her head in my arms not wanting to see the end. This may be a great adventure book but sometimes this does not translate well in a movie without being too violent for children to watch. The ads for this movie were geared towards small children showing cute baby owls but this is NOT what you end up seeing and after spending $60 on tickets and popcorn we were ticked
Written September 26, 2010
We saw this movie in 3-D and my son (almost 5) loved it. There were a few parts that were scary, but overall he thought it was so cool that the owls were flying so close to him and he was happy with the good ending.