Gift Idea: The Secret of Kells
Product DescriptionMagic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times.
In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendans determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
Exclusive Features Include: Notes From the Master illuminators: Audio Commentary with the DIrector, Co-Director, and Art Director; The Voices of Ireland: Voice Recording Sessions with Brendan Gleason, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, and Mick Lally; Directors Presentation of Pre-Production Sketches and Inspirational Images; Pencil to Picture; Early Concept Trailer; Aisling at the Oscars; Theatrical Trailer
I think The Secret of Kells has the most beautiful animation I have ever seen. It is like watching beautiful art go by for an hour :). I found the storyline interesting and thought that it was an all around great movie.
I asked my kids what they thought of it and here is what they said:
Aiden: I like it a lot because I like Aisling and there are lots of adventures. The pictures are pretty too. Except in the scary part.
Owen: I like it a lot but it has a sad part that I didn't like. But mostly I liked it.
Olivia: I like the girl fairy.
They have watched it several times and I suspect they will watch it many more times in the days to come.
This movie would make a lovely gift!
*I was sent a copy of this movie to review*