Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
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, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are a handful of soaring, immersive and at times beautiful fight-and-flight sequences which utilise 3D in the best imaginable way."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ James Rocchi, MSN Movies
"a thrilling and exciting tale that the whole family can enjoy"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"the story's inherent sense of fantasy and genuinely felt moments of exhilaration...and danger...keeps us engaged - for a time, at least"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"It's tough-minded and anything but happy."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"A splendid adventure sure to thrill children and fantasy buffs, while leaving everyone else passably entertained."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"May be a hoot, but for all its pyrotechnics, it fails to soar."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"In an age of "let's all get along" pabulum, there's much to like in a cartoon not afraid to show its talons."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"It's a shame that the painstaking work of the CGI animators was ultimately doomed to failure by the script."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"Only the most saintly of viewers could forgive the film all of its storytelling lapses [but] there's always going to be some stupidly gorgeous tableau to hold your attention."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The film's look can't overcome all its shortcomings, but it helps them go down easier than its title."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"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?"
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"A wrong-headed and milling attempt at a "final conflict" tale like the Fellowship of the Ring."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The repetition fatigue that plagued 300 also weakens Legend of the Guardians, but otherwise it's an entertaining, action-packed fable"
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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