1. ionaofavalon says:

    Ain’t it the truth about Owls of Ga’Hoole! I love both the books and the movie, but maybe people weren’t ready for an animal movie about the Nazis and the Holocaust.

    • Ah, so that’s what it was about? Fascinating. I may need to re-evaluate my admittedly distant negative perception of the film. In general whenever live-action directors attempt animation or animation directors attempt live-action, it’s usually a misfire.

      • Julie D says:

        Well, the Guardians of Ga’Hoole film also attempted to combine St. Aggie’s, the evil ‘orphanage’ from the first few books, with the Pure Ones, the more Nazi-esque enemies from the latter part of the series.

  2. MereChristian says:

    Except Snyder’s distaste in an interview I recently read for the no kill rule makes me distrust him. Would he really have Supes take on an arc that is eventually morally consistent with his characterization if DC honchos didn’t force his hand? Also, his love for Frank Miller is discomfiting. Yes, Miller wrote good stuff, but he also wrote entries that had Bats enjoy torture and beating up folks more than Jack Bauer would, that had Batman do CHILD ABUSE on Robin, and had Batman arguably murder someone by intending to kill instead of capture someone. If Snyder ever goes beyond Dark KNight Returns to saying he liked All-Star Batman and Robin or Dark KNight Strikes Again, I’ll wash my hands of the film.

    • For my part, I want the stories to show both–a respect for the desire never to take a life and to find another way, and a respect for the truth of reality that sometimes there really is no option. But, as with Superman, it should be a grievous decision that brings consequences (and, I hope in Batman v Superman, a vow never to do it again).

  3. Julie D says:

    Yeah, the ending of the original film is a bit….waff.  Having watched Man of Steel, I think it shows more narrative unity, but …it’s missing something still…

    Like, the scenes with young Clark, where he’s cowering in the closet because he can’t control his vision–those are dynamite. But I had a hard time connecting emotionally to present-day Clark, because I didn’t see much emotion in him.

What do you think?