I saw the movie today, and it was beautiful! For those who don't know, it's an animated movie about owls and a classical clash between good and evil. The two brothers, the hero, the villain, the sidekicks, all that you would expect... not in a bad way though.
After seeing Despicable Me a while back I didn't have too high expectations, but you better believe that the movie surpassed them easily. The animation quality was superb, it felt like you could touch the feathers on the birds, their movements were realistic too, skippy yet agile; only like birds can be. Some of the scenery was amazing, and most scenery looked great, I think that when the main characters are birds a much bigger focus has to be put on the scenery than in a normal movie, or maybe that's just an excuse to spend time rendering all these fantastic views. Throwing in some slow motion with the most beautiful backgrounds is a good move too. Watching the birds fly through an ominous thunderstorm, a forest fire, high above the ocean... woah. It makes me wish I could fly! Actually it makes me just want to go outside and run around... and it makes me really really really look forward to summer.
Anyway, apart from the great scenery the movie did have a good story, one that starts out as a legend and turns into truth along the venture. There are lot of interesting characters popping up along the way and most of them get involved in the story. There aren't many animals in the background that aren't in one way or another involved in the plot and it gives a sense of familiarity with all the characters. Voice acting is good, though the music is mostly unnoticed (could probably be better, good music stands out).
As for the fighting scenes? Not a lot of them, still the suspense stays pretty high throughout the film. It was an enjoyable film, I'd give it a... hmm...
rated 4/5: fo shizzle
Slightly above the average 'good movie', even if you aren't < 15, it's one I'd recommend.