Friday, September 23, 2016

Movie review: Owl Power

Following two barn owls chicks as they develop and mature, Owl Power explores the special abilities and adaptations that make them such good hunters and mysterious nighttime dwellers.

Paul Christie (Narrator), Lloyd Buck, Rose Buck, Luna the owl, Lily the owl.

Nature: Owl Power dives into the lives and physiology of owls to help explain their impressive hunting skills and nighttime lives. Following two barn owl chicks, Luna and Lily, from birth to maturity with their handlers and trainers, Lloyd and Rose Buck, we get a good look at how owls develop. Testing the owls against other birds such as pigeons and falcons explains a lot about how owls hunt. And taking a look at parts of the owls physiology is incredibly interesting as well as educational.

Camera work was very well done with some great pictures of owls both in nature and captivity, at rest and in action, including in flight. Use of natural scenery, infrared filming, and graphics was nicely done and easily explained some of the concepts being discussed. Dialogue was educational and easily understood. Sound is well done.

If you have an interest in owls, check this one out. The documentary explains most of the common mysteries around owls in a comfortable manner even younger viewers should enjoy.

Nothing here to limit audience age. A few scenes of owls catching mice, but nothing that should disturb younger viewers.

Released: 2014
Reviewed: 9.8.16
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Documentary, Family films, Nature & Science

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