Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Empire DVD review)

legendguardianssquareNever has so much top-drawer CG animation and voice talent – Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, and a flock of fellow Antipodean A-listers – been employed in the service of a story so full of clichéd characterisation and impenetrable mythology (ornithology?). Based on Kathryn Lasky’s animal fantasy novels, it’s a curious choice for director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) – although the genuinely breathtaking visuals bode well for Australia’s fledgling animation industry.

EXTRAS: A 15-minute educational owl service for kids, and a brand new Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoon courtesy of Looney Tunes.

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