Apr 12, 2009 · In a garden shed he discovers a strange, weak man with owl wings, who becomes a friend whom he helps regain strength and evacuates him to a tree house when father burns down the shed. Learning the 'owl man' is a rundown force of nature, Michael hopes he can help his baby sister's probably fatal medical condition.
- 53 sec
First, the "Owl Man" had a propensity for drinking alcohol which I thought was inappropriate for (what I thought was) a movie for kids. Second, I suppose for realism, he did owl-like things such as eat rodents brought to him by another owl and roll his eyes back into his head. Finally, the "Owl Man" was too weird and scary for the 7 year old.
Skellig is an interesting movie from the UK, about a young boy who finds an odd half man/half owl person in his new home’s back yard shed. This being ends up to be magical, and helps out when he is most needed.
This moving tale of a boy who befriends a mysterious man with unearthly powers will cast a spell on the entire family! Young Michael hates his dilapidated new home, he's worried about his sick baby sister and hes bullied at school.
- 103 min
Skellig (known in North America as Skellig: The Owl Man) is a 2009 British fantasy drama film directed by Annabel Jankel and starring Tim Roth and Bill Milner. The screenplay by Irena Brignull is based on the 1998 children's novel Skellig by David Almond.
Parents need to know that Skellig: The Owl Man is a 2009 made-for-TV adaptation of David Almond's award-winning novel. There are some emotionally intense hospital scenes, and the film freely discusses death, dying, and miscarriages within families.
- Bill Milner, Kelly Macdonald, Tim Roth
- Annabel Jankel