I think this is a pretty underrated fantasy-adventure film. Not only is the tone darker and kinda fun with a number of awesome moments, but the visuals are just spectacular. The atmosphere, designs, animation, color, its all beautiful and amazing. Despite maybe some minor story issues and a few other nitpicks, its a engaging adventure with good and likable characters and some pretty good dialogue. Its sort of like a kids version of The Lord of the Rings with these cool looking owls. I think my biggest problem is that its only an hour and a half long, I could have gone for Lord of the Rings film length quite honestly.