Legend of the Guardians-Owls of Ga'Hoole (3D Blu-ray)

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Cute movie for the whole family.

by Alexx Kaye on 10/14/2011

This is a great family movie! Kids probably I would say 6+ years old, might be a bit too scary for anything younger, but that all depends on the kid. It has the classic protagonist, and antagonist. Honestly this movie kind of reminds me of "Secret of NIMH 2" in a way, brother turns evil because he was rejected by parents too often, and in turn the other brother is the good one, and tries to save everyone, kid of a wrap up of all the "disney-esque" movies.

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good movie, great 3D

on 1/11/2012

This review is mostly focusing on the 3D aspect of the movie. This is by far my favorite 3D blu ray. The depth of this movie is just fantastic and no matter what size screen you have the pop out will just amaze you. When the owls are flying it is like you are flying through the air with them. If you own a 3D setup and are looking for a great movie to show it off get legends of the guardian. you will not be disappointed.

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SVD1257: Features: -Blu-Ray.-Genre: Children's video.-Rating: PG. Includes: -Included digital copy. Specifications: -Screen Format: WS / 3DTV.-3DVD set.


Studio Warner
SKU 218091358
UPC 883929166824
UPC 14 00883929166824
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/17/2010
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Editors Note
Note Director Zack Snyder teams with screenwriters John Collee and John Orloff to adapt author Kathryn Lasky's popular series of children's books about a group of kidnapped owlets who take flight to save their kingdom from an ancient evil by locating the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole. As a young hatchling, Soren would sit transfixed whenever his father would tell the tale of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole and their tireless efforts to defeat the malevolent Pure Ones, whose aim was to exterminate the entire owl population. After hearing the high-flying tales of adventure, Soren would fantasize about gliding through the clouds with the brave owl soldiers while his jealous older brother, Kludd, attempted to gain their father's favor by becoming a skilled hunter. One day, Kludd's anger gets the best of him, and the next thing he knows he's tumbling over the edge of the nest with Soren. But instead of falling to the ground, the siblings are quickly snatched up by the dreaded Pure Ones, and are taken to a place where their parents will never find them. Incredibly, Soren and group of fearless young owls manage to stage a daring escape. With the future of the owl kingdoms hanging in the balance, brave Soren and his newfound friends travel to the ends of the earth in hopes of finding the mythical Great Tree and convincing the Guardians of Ga'Hoole to help defeat the Pure Ones once and for all.
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE follows in the mythic traditions of children's fantasy literature and offers audiences a SECRET OF NIMH for a new era..." 09/23/2010
Los Angeles Times "The magnificent arcing swoops and spins of the owls achieved by the animation team make such good use of the 3-D technology you can almost feel the pure freedom and joy of flight." 09/24/2010
USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "Beautifully drawn....The film is surprisingly deft and entertains at both the adult and juvenile levels." 09/24/2010
Variety "The owls are rendered with startlingly lifelike detail..." 09/19/2010
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "GUARDIANS is near photo-real, with its vast, painterly, deep focus environments serviced by the 3D format." 10/22/2010
Cast & Crew
Craig Welsh - Lighting Director
Emil Stern - Screenwriter
Graham Hopkins - Animation
Georgie Uppington - Production Manager/UPM
Henry Karjalainen - Post-Production Supervisor
Kathryn Lasky - Source Writer
Alex Weight - Animation Supervisor
Kacy McDonald - Production Manager/UPM
Amber Naismith - Production Manager/UPM
Johnny Han - Special Effects Supervisor
Deborra-Lee Furness - Voice
Bill Hunter - Voice
Anthony LaPaglia - Voice
Miriam Margolyes - Voice
Helen Mirren - Voice
Sam Neill - Voice
Barry Otto - Voice
Hugo Weaving - Voice
Richard Roxburgh - Voice
Geoffrey Rush - Voice
Essie Davis - Voice
David Wenham - Voice
Joel Edgerton - Voice
Angus Sampson - Voice
Sacha Horler - Voice
Ryan Kwanten - Voice
Emily Barclay - Voice
Jim Sturgess - Voice
Abbie Cornish - Voice
Leigh Whannell - Voice
Adrienne DeFaria - Voice
Gareth Young - Voice
Tony Cogin - Voice
James Evans - Voice
Amanda Bishop - Voice
Lelda Kapsis - Voice
John Xintavelonis - Voice
Trent Dalzell - Voice
Andrew McDonnell - Voice
David Hirschfelder - Composer
Wayne Pashley - Sound
Eric Leighton - Director of Animation
John Orloff - Screenwriter
Zack Snyder - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00883929166824
Number of Discs 3
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource New York Daily News
Review ...kids will instantly relate to the gentle Soren, while watching wide-eyed as he faces each challenge. And everyone will be impressed by the lovely 3-D animation, which highlights each ruffling feather on the beautiful birds.
Reviewer Elizabeth Weitzman
ReviewRating 6
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel ...A gorgeously animated combat fantasy...
Scott Bowles, USA Today ...Beautifully drawn...entertains at both the adult and juvenile levels...
Tom Russo, Boston Globe ...charming and always visually astonishing...

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