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

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August 13, 2016
The story is a bit lackluster, but it had a lot of potential. The strong point is definitely the breathtaking animation, which, to me, makes it worth seeing by itself. It's darker than your average children's movies, courtesy to the books. Again, absolutely gorgeous.
August 4, 2016
Gorgeous to look at, but the movie never picks up until the last act. The pacing is terrible and the overall story is boring.
½ July 26, 2016
The Legend of the Guardians is yet another example of Zack Synder's need for emphasizing beautiful imagery over competent storytelling. It's interesting to note that this film feels like a knockoff of the eighties period Don Bluth film, specifically a hybrid of The Secret of NIMH and The Land Before Time. The film strives for the same dark and epic tone of both films, yet due to several basic failings of the narrative, including Synder's usual over reliance of slow motion and it's paced too quickly for anything to register. There is no way to clearly and precisely tell hos much time is spent in each section, unless the narrative is meant to be told as if it were happening over the course of, at max, five days. Further most of the characters are either bland or obnoxious, despite the efforts of an incredibly talented voice cast. It's painfully predictable, perhaps due to its origin as another would be a dark young adult series in the vein of Redwall or Watership Down. It certainly boasts impressive animation but that animation is wasted on a potentially interesting story modeled by a lackluster execution.
July 1, 2016
Good movie I saw in theatres just watch and still a good movie not great but a good movie and one to see with the family
½ June 24, 2016
This movie flat out sucked
May 25, 2016
Ga'hoole is not that bad, even with a ridiculous plot.
May 11, 2016
A bully good movie with exemplary artwork ,
Animation and storylines. This movie was so good it got me interested in the book series.
½ May 1, 2016
This film is cinematic garbage
½ April 20, 2016
Legend of the Guardians lacks its source material's creativity, soul, and clever story elements, but the visuals and animation style are undeniably stunning
April 14, 2016
Not a bad kids film, although - aside from having owls as the main characters - it's not very original or inventive. Young Soren (Sturgess) is kidnapped by the bad guys, then has to find the good guys of his Dad's stories ("the Guardians") to stop them - which they do, with his help. I like that it's set in Australia, with a Tasmanian Devil, Gum Trees and Flying Foxes, plus so many Aussie accents - it's fun going: that's Weaving, that's Wenham, that's Rush... How do the owls make helmets without any thumbs? Anyway, some nice CGI and a good pace make this a just-above-average family film.
½ April 6, 2016
I think this is a very underrated Zack Snyder film.
Super Reviewer
March 28, 2016
While the film may lose much of it's story in translation, Legend of the Guardians is still a beautifully animated and surprisingly darker animated tale that isn't afraid to take risks - even if some of them don't work.
½ March 24, 2016
This movie just rule every other animated movies in terms of beauty and savagery.
March 23, 2016
Fantastic film for the whole family.

March 19, 2016
A film for ornithologists.
March 5, 2016
This movie is terrible. It was supposed to be based of the book series but, they changed it completely.
January 17, 2016
While the film does feel rushed, is unable to fully develop some of the characters and has a story that became too convoluted, Legend of the Guardians is packed with beautiful animation, memorable characters, and fun action. This is basically Lord of the Rings with owls.
January 14, 2016
Legend of the Guardians is different from all the other animations, because it's actually dark. The movie is kind of dull though, and so is the story.
January 4, 2016
amazing animation, the owls look so real. it is an very neat story that gives you a knightly feel as the owls of the great tree battle the powers of evil.. some of my best friends were not allowed to watch it because there was a rumor going around that it was "too scary". i totally reccomend this movie to anyone 8+. when i was 8 i had fallen in love with the movie. if you are a concerned about the scary action in it for your young one just watch the movie first. That is the main reason there is not a second one by now >:(
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