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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

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When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with new-found friends and seek the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.

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Eglantine (voice)
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Kludd (voice)
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Twilight (voice)
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Boron (voice)
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Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. Written by Anonymous

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On his way to finding a legend...he will become one.


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Rated PG for some sequences of scary action | See all certifications »

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24 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Guardians of Ga'Hoole  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,112,211, 26 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,675,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,073,390
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Emilie de Ravin had a role in the movie, but she was replaced. See more »

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In a couple of scenes taking place at the Great Tree, a resident Great Horned Owl appears to be donning Pure One dyes. See more »

Quotes

Grimble: [from trailer] Then you're gonna need to fly a long way to get to the Guardians.
Soren: You mean they're real?
Grimble: Oh, they're real alright.
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After the main graphics in the end credits have rolled, a blue silhouette of Pete comes on screen and dances for several seconds. See more »

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Referenced in Mad: Wreck It Gandalph/The Big Bird Theory (2013) See more »

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COMING HOME
Written by Lisa Gerrard and Harry Gregson-Williams
Performed by Lisa Gerrard
Courtesy of Gerrard Records Pty Ltd.
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Amazing Graphics Cr*p Movie
18 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I sat through this depthless mess for a few astoundingly good visuals.

So bad I have to assume the books fare better in plot and character development.

The dialogue is almost completely without personality. The movie relies heavily on contrived traditional story-telling devices without the benefit of careful build-up or dimensional characters to make us care. The interest of non-human trappings is wasted on a screenplay that feels like it's only touching the tips of the books' main plot points without showing us anything between. I'm trying to think of one element that wasn't generic, vague or underdeveloped.

I have to reject the idea that this movie had so much ground to cover (3 books) that quality development was sacrificed. Ultimately it doesn't offer anything that couldn't have been squeezed into a 22 minute TV episode. Zach Snyder's track record is starting to read incapable of anything other than looking great. Lot of wasted voice talent in this movie. With no great or even memorable characters I'm not sure why they bothered. To top it off just when you think you're about to make through an animated movie without having to cringe through a cr*p song or musical number, blammo!

As I said though, some brilliant visuals.


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