Tonight on Amazon: unjustly forgotten, this sumptuous animated film by the director of Rebel Moon is a spectacle for the whole family – Cinema News

Tonight on Amazon: unjustly forgotten, this sumptuous animated film by the director of Rebel Moon is a spectacle for the whole family – Cinema News
Tonight on Amazon: unjustly forgotten, this sumptuous animated film by the director of Rebel Moon is a spectacle for the whole family – Cinema News

Released in 2010, “The Kingdom of Ga’Hoole” was the first film for general audiences directed by Zack Snyder, a filmmaker who until then had not been known for making family films. The result ? Sumptuous and spectacular, watch on Prime Video.

Soren, a young dreaming owl, lives in the hope of one day joining the legendary Guardians of Ga’Hoole, the mythical clan of protectors of the owl kingdom. When Soren is kidnapped by a troop of malicious owls, the Purebloods, he decides to escape with other brave young owls to seek help. Together, they will set out in search of the Great Tree, the land of the Guardians, Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Bloods…

Between his remake of Army of the Dead, his angry Spartans of 300, his brilliant adaptation of Watchmen, his extra-long superhero films, and even more recently his Rebel Moon diptych on Netflix, to name just a few examples, We have too much tendency to reduce Zack Snyder to these films for us to deprive ourselves of shining the spotlight on a wonderful nugget that has been a little forgotten at home: The Kingdom of Ga’Hoole.

Released just a year after his Watchmen which was a painful (and unfair) failure in theaters, it’s an understatement to say that we hadn’t really seen the filmmaker arrive in the field of animated films, what’s more, entirely in images of synthesis, whose plasticity still largely and valiantly holds up 14 years later, where other competing works cannot say the same…

In what is his first film for a general audience, made for his children as he himself said, The Kingdom of Ga’Hoole was produced for a budget of 100 million dollars. If his theatrical adventure unfortunately also proved to be a failure with barely more than $140 million at the box office, it nevertheless deserves a serious re-evaluation.

Tinted with Heroic Fantasy, sometimes a little dark and heroic with action-packed sequences which are never unreadable, The Kingdom of Ga’Hoole is a work to discover, which should delight young people and make a great family show.

To see or rewatch on Prime Video!

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