In Theaters: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Couple weeks ago, hit the cinema to catch Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, which really needs a shorter title. The pedigree was there: animation looked good, I actually enjoy Zack Snyder's other movies. But I was still a little unsure. Those doubt were pretty unfounded, though. The movie was good, didn't talk down to the kids, didn't slip in lots of modern references to pander to the adults. Played pretty straightforward as a fantasy movie. (I was a little surprised at the fantasy they included, but that was probably just because I didn't know about the story going on.) Was also amused that Snyder used some of the camera tricks from the fight scenes in 300 here as well. Not groundbreaking, but worth seeing on the big screen if you're into fantasy or animated flicks.
New trailers: * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - still trying not to get my hopes up, still failing. * Tangled - new trailer was slightly more encouraging, but just barely. * The Nutcracker - Wow. Unexpected. Going for big-screen fantasy, awesome costumes, whole nine yards. Normally I would have written this off, but the trailer may have convinced me otherwise. (Bonus: Richard E. Grant.) * Yogi Bear - Eek.