Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole/ The Movie

Saturday, October 2, 2010
I don't usually go to the movies, despite the fact that I love them, I usually wait till they come out on video and watch from the comfort of my easy chair. I also have a difficult time paying the price of a movie theater and never ever grab a snack that ends up costing me as much as a good dinner out.

That being said, my daughter, grandson, and I took in The Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole last night, and I must admit it was worth the price of the tickets to see this beautiful story in 3D.

This was my first 3D movie since my youth when the 3D glasses were cardboard, and I was truly amazed at the technology (and the glasses). 

But what I really loved was the story and the characterization. Soreen, was a wonderful hero and his brother Kludd, a spiteful and jealous villian. I am now really excited that I picked up  Kathryn Lasky's book The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole Collection, last week and I can't wait to read the books that went into the making of this movie. It will also be a great addition to my classroom library.

If you have children, then I highly recommend you take them to this beautiful and poignant story about believing in one's dreams, having faith in things unseen,  and finding the courage to fight for what you believe. If you don't have children, then I still recommend this endearing tale. It will certainly bring out your inner child.


Melissa said...

I saw this, too, and I'm so happy I did! It's excellent :) Great review, Jan!

Darlyn said...

I saw the movie trailer and it's awesome. I guess my little cousins going to love it!

The1stdaughter said...

Yay! I'm so so happy you enjoyed this movie! I haven't been able to get to it (little kiddos, you know?) and I'm so so glad to hear it was as good as I am hoping.

I know you are just going to love the books, such such a great series! Enjoy!

Staci said...

This series has just sat on my library shelves. Maybe with the release of this movie they will get checked out?!!

thebookfairyhaven said...

I've also seen this one around on the screen, but have yet to get around to watching it. After reading your thoughts on it, I'm definitely going to make an effort to go and watch this one.

chelleyreads said...

When I saw that this movie is out in theaters, I thought it wasn't my kind of movie. But since you liked it that you want to read the book, I'll need to check it out! Thanks for the post Jan!


GABY said...

I saw this movie but didn't like it. The problem was the spanish voices....not at all funny. But the characters were cute (except the snake xD)

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