Monday, September 20, 2010

Legend Of The Guardian: The Owls Of Ga' Hoole Preview/Synopsis

Legend Of The Guardian: The Owls Of Ga' Hoole September 23

Directed by Zack Snyder ( 300, Watchman ) Starring a voice cast consisted of Jim Sturgess, Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill, Anthony La Paglia, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh, Ryan Wanten, Miriam Margolyes. Score by Oscar nominee David Hirshfeld ( Shine, Elizabeth )

Soren (Jim Sturgess) is a young adventurous owl who loves hearing stories from his father Noctus (Hugo Weaving) about the legend of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a legendary alliance of owls that are sworn to protect the Kingdom of Ga'Hoole. His younger sister Eglantine (Adrienne de Faria) is enamoured by these stories, but his older brother Kludd (Ryan Kwanten) is jealous of the attention Soren receives. One night after accidentally pushing each other off of a tree branch, Soren and Kludd are captured and taken to The Pure Ones, lead by the evil Metalbeak (Joel Edgerton) and his mate Nyra (Helen Mirren). After finding out that the Guardians of Ga'Hoole truly exist and that Metalbeak and Nyra are planning to lead an army of Pure Ones to fight against the Guardians due to their belief of Barn Owls being the purest of all owl races, with the help of the Pure Ones librarian Grimble (also Hugo Weaving), Soren escapes the Academy with Elf Owl Gylfie (Emily Barclay) and journeys onwards to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, meeting and befriending Great Grey Owl Twilight (Anthony LaPaglia) and Burrowing Owl Digger (David Wenham) and reunite with Mrs. Plithiver (Miriam Margolyes) along the way. Upon arriving at the Tree, Soren and his friends find themselves in training to help fight against the Pure Ones, with help from wise Whiskered Screech owl Ezylryb (Geoffrey Rush): Soren is devastated to realize that Kludd has been convinced to fight against him alongside Metalbeak and Nyra.

Rated PG- for some sequences of scary action

Oscar chances ? If it does real well critically and at the box office it might squeeze in the Best Animated category.

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