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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

July 10, 2010

This is one movie I would like to watch when it’s shown here in the Philippines. I am not familiar with The Owls of Ga’Hoole but searching the net for resources, I learned that it’s actually a young adult epic fantasy called Guardians of Ga’Hoole written by Kathryn Lasky (Scholastic Publication). The series has 15 books in all and the film will feature the first three books of the series – The Capture, The Journey and The Rescue.

It doesn’t hurt that the theme song for the movie is  sung by 30 Seconds to Mars. “Kings and queens” is the first single from the band’s latest album, “This is War.” It took me awhile to actually recognize the song. No wonder it sounded so familiar! It was the song I was raving about in my tweets two weeks ago. I also learned that the ‘bird sound’ I thought came from the owls in the movie was actually a hawk screaming and that it lived above the house where the band recorded the song. They had to wait for the bird to appear and record the sound so that it could be included in the song.

Okay, so back to the movie. It maybe for the young adult genre but I’m sure a lot of adults will check it out, as well (and hopefully, the adaptation will be good enough to merit a sequel).

The story’s protagonist is the young Barn owl called Soren, who lives together with his family in a nest. One of his brothers, Kludd, will be the reason why Soren will find himself  away from his family and thus his adventures begin. The movie is set to be released sometime in September this year.

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