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Tuesday
Sep282010

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS is too epic for its own good (review)

Rating:  (Mediocre)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole intends to be an epic, like Lord of the Rings for families. On paper, it has enough slow-mo shots, big fights, evil villainny, and travel to be such a story. On film, it falls short. While beautifully animated and intimately detailed, this adventure tries so hard to be epic that it's kind of a bore. And don't even get me started on the science of it all, or lack thereof. 

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Thursday
Sep162010

Gimmick alert! Owl City records theme song to owl movie

Genius! That's what the execs must have said when Johnny Marketer came up with this idea. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an animated adventure from the team behind Happy Feet. Owl City is a guy who imitates The Postal Service to great financial success. So I guess it comes as no surprise that he'd be open to gimmicks like this. Being a fan of The Postal Service, I must admit to enjoying the sound of Owl City. I mean, it's a dead-on ripoff. But still, not a cool way to establish yourself Adam R. Young.

Music politics aside, here is the new theme song for Legend of the Guardians. It's about flying in the sky...

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