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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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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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