10/02/2010 09:20 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Having examined the subtle but powerful science fiction of Never Let Me Go, Lawrence French and I turn our attention to the family-oriented fantasy of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, a computer-animated film directed by Zack Snyder and presented in dynamic, immersive 3D. Can the man behind the stylized violence of 300 and Watchmen -- not to mention 2004's remake of Dawn of the Dead -- adapt to the animation medium? And what are the pitfalls is building a complete mythological world in a family-accessible film? What are the films that do it better, and are there any that do it worse? Listen in and find out.