Soren, a young owl, falls into the clutches of the evil Pure Ones and must set out to find the legendary Guardians of Ga’Hoole—his only hope of saving the owl kingdoms.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole,” based on the beloved 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, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga’Hoole—Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Duration1 h 36 min
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20/10/2010 by Tom Huddleston
There are a handful of soaring, immersive and at times beautiful fight-and-flight sequences which utilise 3D in the best imaginable way.
Globe and Mail
24/09/2010 by Stephen Cole
A splendid adventure sure to thrill children and fantasy buffs, while leaving everyone else passably entertained.
24/09/2010 by Adam Graham
The film's look can't overcome all its shortcomings, but it helps them go down easier than its title.
24/09/2010 by James Rocchi
Snyder and his crew have made a film for an improbably narrow audience -- I can imagine 12 1/2-year-old boys being enthralled by it -- but they've made it with such skill and care it's more a shame than a failure.
New York Times
24/09/2010 by Andy Webster
May be a hoot, but for all its pyrotechnics, it fails to soar.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
24/09/2010 by Joe Williams
After the frightened kids run screeching from the theater, adults may wonder what this vicious flick was trying to teach us. But as a guardian of unhatched spirits, I say: Hoo-hoo-hoo cares?
New York Daily News
24/09/2010 by Elizabeth Weitzman
The script is merely serviceable and too reminiscent of similar fantasy tales. But kids will instantly relate to the gentle Soren, while watching wide-eyed as he faces each challenge.
New York Post
24/09/2010 by Kyle Smith
[It] has some nicely designed animation, and it deserves credit for trying to break the Disney mold of animated critter movies. But there's mold-breaking, and then there's weird.
24/09/2010 by Dan Kois
Children with a particular affection for epic tales, no matter how derivative or cacophonous, will probably enjoy Legend of the Guardians.
23/09/2010 by Jason Anderson
Despite the odds, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole may be the season's most dramatically compelling and most visually sumptuous animated feature. Who could have predicted that?
Los Angeles Times
23/09/2010 by Betsy Sharkey
The animation itself is startlingly beautiful, as is the ancient owl world it imagines. The battles are complex and, in true Snyder tradition, heavy on the action.
23/09/2010 by Carrie Rickey
After its soaring beginning, Guardians of Ga'Hoole plummets to more generic ground. It's well-made, but how can you care about its owl heroes and villains when you can't always tell them apart?
23/09/2010 by Tom Russo
The effect finally is to neglect, rather than nurture, a story with potential.
23/09/2010 by Tasha Robinson
Unfortunately, the story rarely rises above cookie-cutter kids'-fantasy tropes: It's a standard hero's-journey story, one that substitutes colorful characters for actual incident.
22/09/2010 by Nick Schager
A classical heroic odyssey that boasts a spirit similar to that of The Secret of N.I.M.H., and is enhanced by such sumptuous 3-D CGI it would make Pixar blush.
22/09/2010 by Jeff Labrecque
Snyder has crafted the rare 3-D eyegasm that's worth the premium ticket price.
22/09/2010 by Keith Uhlich
Zack Snyder's films have some of the best opening-credits sequences in cinema; the unfortunate thing is that there's always a movie after them.
21/09/2010 by Stephen Farber
Classy cast and stunning visuals compensate for a pedestrian script.
20/09/2010 by Andrew Barker
Director Zack Snyder attempts to shoehorn his heavily art-directed mayhem into a kiddie-pic mold with predictably ill-fitting results.
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