28 October 2010 @ 09:58 am
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.

nazgulpseudotheist on October 28th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
May I recommend "The Guardians of Ga'Hoole"?
PMMJ: Readingcheetahmaster on October 28th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Zee book? That good?
nazgulpseudotheist on October 29th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh, no idea. Just saying they had a perfectly good title (early trailers released with it) and they had to go frak it up because they were afraid no one would realize it had owls in it...
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on October 29th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
Hai, so kah.

squishydishsquishydish on October 29th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Whoa! Steampunk Nutcracker from the view of the Nutcracker who happens to be an enchanted prince? Interesting!
PMMJ: Moviescheetahmaster on October 29th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Seriously, yes.