Zack Snyder, director of Watchmen and 300, turns his highly-stylised attention to an adaptation of a series of children's novels about a group of heroic owls, Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess), a young barn owl, is kidnapped and taken to St. Aggie's, an orphanage where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers for the Pure Ones – a gang of evil birds led by Nyra (Helen Mirren). He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the good fight against his captors.
The largely antipodean cast includes two Kiwis – Sam Neill and Emily Barclay.
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