Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Legend of the Guardians' dark tone and dazzling visuals are to be admired, even if they're ultimately let down by a story that never lives up to its full potential.


Movie Info

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" based on the beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga' Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure , Animation , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Kathryn Lasky , John Orloff , John Collee , Emil Stern
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2010
Box Office: $55.7M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


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Critic Reviews for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

All Critics (123) | Top Critics (21)

a thrilling and exciting tale that the whole family can enjoy

Full Review… | January 5, 2014
7M Pictures

In an age of "let's all get along" pabulum, there's much to like in a cartoon not afraid to show its talons.

Full Review… | January 31, 2013
Movie Nation

While it was a delight to look at, it might have been something really special had it had a stronger, more compelling story behind it.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
Examiner.com

the story's inherent sense of fantasy and genuinely felt moments of exhilaration...and danger...keeps us engaged - for a time, at least

Full Review… | January 30, 2012
Cinema Writer

It's a shame that the painstaking work of the CGI animators was ultimately doomed to failure by the script.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

A wrong-headed and milling attempt at a "final conflict" tale like the Fellowship of the Ring.

Full Review… | May 25, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

½

A very visually pleasing movie, amazing animation! An interesting tale with an excellent voice cast and of course Zack Snyder's trademark super slo mo everywhere. Enjoyed this one with my daughter.

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John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

Let's be honest, it's a movie with owls fighting each other while wearing helmets. Sounds horrible? I agree. But, as it turns out, the movie deserves a chance. It may be a bit too scary for the really young ones and a bit too cute for older teenagers, everyone in between and adults young at heart should have a good time with this, though. The animation is breathtakingly beautiful, as are the landscapes that give this world a sense of depth and mythology. That works great for the film's fantastic atmosphere. The characters are likable enough, the story engaging and even offers a surprise or two. That makes for a really entertaining adventure that showcases what animated films can do in terms of photorealism. I stand corrected.

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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Zack Snyder has stooped very low to male a film like this but there are a few good cinematics.

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Scott Green

Super Reviewer

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