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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

A 2010 computer animated fantasy film directed by Zack Snyder.

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Taking to the Sky!

  • Jan 18, 2011
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+5
While it was the wolves that were dancing last night in my living room, it's the owls that are flying around this evening! These owls are so cute & so adorable that I won't mind sleeping next to them! Well, I thought the voices and the expressions are so well matched they are unbelievably real! Until they are "rescued" by the "Pure Ones" and made slaves in another kingdom where power is being tossed around as baits.



This is an Australian production so you'll get to see animals like the Tasmanian Devil. I think the artistic representations are so much better done than the last few animation I've come across. In addition, the voice cast certainly did exceptionally well. Those voices literally come out of those beaks! If you don't know any better, you'd think the owls can speak! Awesome!

The story is dynamic and engrossing, even for the adults. I do think children of today have a better understanding and are more intelligent than those of the last generation. It is a mature story with many angles to this production. It would certainly be a classic one day; it reminded me of Star Wars! 

I'm impressed and totally floored! So blurry and furry cute these owls are I'm sure they'll be stuffed toys in the market in no time!

A note of caution though, it may be the kingdom of the owl but some "moves" are a bit too dramatic and aggressive. Hence, it's not a good idea for kids too young an age to be exposed to this one, imho. I do think the musical scores are great though, amidst many things.

By the way, this is a Zach Snyder's film.







So blurry and flurry cute

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January 24, 2011
Excellent review, I still want to see this so bad.
January 26, 2011
It's a good pick!
 
January 18, 2011
Now this is what I was talking about! This had a formulaic plot and it is a fantastic visual film (it was great in 3D as well). I need to buy the Blu ray of this film. Awesome! You are on a roll with all the movie reviews...keep them up!
January 26, 2011
Yep, the visual is awesome!
 
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review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Majestic Owls Fly High In This Zack Snyder Rendition of The Fantasy Epic!
Two of the things I like about Zack Snyder: His ability to try and give tribute to the source material he is adapting to the big screen and to ability to give it the respect it deserves (despite some flaws in execution). Zack Snyder has given us a remake of “Dawn of the Dead”, an excellent adaptation of Frank Miller’s “300” and “Watchmen” which had gotten mixed reviews. This time around, Snyder adapts the first three books in Kathryn Lansky’s extensive …
review by . January 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     There is such a thing as a talented director trying something new, without being pretentious. Some directors can do it; some can't. I think that Zack Snyder, director of modern epics such as "300" and "Watchmen", is one of those people who can. In fact, his latest film, "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hool" confirms this claim. "Legend of the Guardians" is a flat-out fascinating animated feature that stands out as one of the grittier animated films …
review by . January 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A Sum Far Greater Than Its Parts
   The Legend of the Guardians is a strange tale- and I’m not even talking about the actual film.  Hyped during its theatrical run (which began on September 24th of 2010), Warner Brother announced that it was scheduled for a mid-February DVD/ Blu-ray release.  Then suddenly (presumably in effort to capitalize on the spend-happy Holiday shopper scene), the DVD & Blu-ray were released and with virtually no hoopla on December 17th.  I nearly completely overlooked …
review by . September 26, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   Before I entered my theater to see Legend of the Guardians, my friend I was seeing it with asked me what I really wanted to see in the film. While he was really in it for story and characters (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I simply told him I was simply seeing the movie to watch a bunch of owls fight each other in the same glorious 3D I saw in the trailer. Thankfully, owls fighting in three dimensions was exactly what I got in one of the best-animated films of the …
Quick Tip by . February 21, 2011
I really didn't have much in the way of expectations for a children's fantasy film directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen). Snyder is just about the last person I would think of when it comes to family friendly films, but to my surprise this movie actually entertains. Sure, the story is a bit cliche and it has all the typical fantasy formula moments you've seen dozens of times before, but the direction makes up for these flaws. The voice cast is quite good, though the …
review by . October 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" is an animated film with the enchanting lure of a fairy tale, the intrigue of a medieval political thriller, the excitement of an action spectacle, and the majesty of a special effects extravaganza. What it lacks is the time needed to fully develop the characters and the story; the film, an amazing technical achievement, not only moves too quickly but also feels incredibly condensed, as if not just one, but several of Kathryn Lasky's …
Quick Tip by . January 09, 2011
I found the film mostly a pretentious yawner, to be honest. Clearly, it didn't quite fit the bill of a kids' film -- I thought the world was way too complex for young'uns -- and it wasn't interesting or compelling enough to serve as an adults' film. Also, while I can appreciate the artistry of bringing CGI owls to life, I found there expressions incredibly limited, making it hard to cement any thematic tone to each of the fictional players. (Maybe this series works better as books than it does as …
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a 2010 English-language computer-animated fantasy film loosely based on the first three books (The Capture, The Journey, and The Rescue) of the series Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky. Zack Snyder directed the film, with Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Barclay, Anthony LaPaglia, and David Wenham voicing the characters.

Warner Bros. Pictures distributed the film with the Australian companies Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic, the latter having produced visual effects for Happy Feet. Production took place in Australia, and the film was released in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D on September 24, 2010. Preceding the film is a new 3-D cartoon starring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner titled "Fur of Flying".
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Director: Zack Snyder
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: September 24, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: John Orloff, Emil Stern
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Animal Logic
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