That's right! Owls 'Hoo'!
I just finished watching Legend of the Guardians: Owls of the Ga'Hoole. Fantastic movie. The owlets looked super fluffy, the characters were lovable, the slow-motion action scenes were superb - overall a great movie to watch.
While watching the movie, I found myself trying to guess the different owls shown. I picked out horned owls, elf owls, snow owls, and what looked like barn owls? The animators did a great job keeping the owls in their right proportions - it made a big difference when the different owls were fighting.
On the same note, what's with owls these days? Maybe not so much now, but I recall a couple months ago when owls were all the rage. There were owl purses, sweaters, pendants, rings, earrings, laptop covers, etc. What made them suddenly so popular and...cute? I honestly didn't understand the fad but after watching this movie, owls are pretty awesome. Check out these 10 Awesome Facts About Owls:
And while you're at it, read this from Gawker.com:
"Fans of Harry Potter are responsible for a recent wave of owl disappearances in India by taking them from the wild and keeping them as pets, says India's environment minister. That, and they're being used in black magic rituals. [AFP ]"
You know what, owls are cool and all, but to be honest, they are kind of creepy. Anyone remember the scary movie, The Fourth Kind? The film was basically about strange sessions this psychologist was experiencing with her patients. There is a repeated motif between her patients and she finds herself being constantly watched by this owl outside her window. No spoilers - but shit goes down. The movie is not intensely scary, but there are creepy moments that linger.
Sweet dreams, my loves.