Movie: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole

March 23, 2011

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole


Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) makes his animation debut with this fantasy adventure based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. Young owl Soren marvels at his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, mythic winged warriors who fought a great battle to save all owl kind from the evil Pure Ones. When he and brother Kludd fall from their treetop home and into the talons of the Pure Ones, it’s up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave owls. Together they seek the Great Tree, home of the Guardians–the only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms. The stellar voice cast includes Abbie Cornish, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Hugo Weaving.


Animated movie that is great for the whole family. I spent an evening with my nephews and their parents and all of us were riveted the whole movie. The animation is great and the story line, though common, was good and enacted in a fun way. More than just a fun movie for kids, there is a great story here about keeping faith even when hope seems bleak while fighting to overcome injustice. Little girls will like it because of the cute owls, and boys will like it because of the intense action scenes. I very highly recommend this movie to all families, and if you just want to sit down to a good fun clean movie with a friend or significant other you cannot go wrong with Legend of the Guardians.


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