Tom Heistuman writes: To assume that an animated movie inherently signals material fit for children is, quite simply, childish. Animation allows for impossible scenes and stories to be visualized without spending billions of dollars, while letting the creators express themes and ideas that don't translate well in a live-action movie. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a fantastic movie that parents might feel inclined to show their children. But they should be prepared to explain some things once the movie's finished. Like the concepts of kidnapping, child soldiers, betrayal, slavery, fascism, and why this is relevant in today's world.