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 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 - Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
May be a hoot, but for all its pyrotechnics, it fails to soar.Andy Webster, New York Times, 09.24.2010
A splendid adventure sure to thrill children and fantasy buffs, while leaving everyone else passably entertained.Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail, 09.24.2010
The film's look can't overcome all its shortcomings, but it helps them go down easier than its title.Adam Graham, Detroit News, 09.24.2010
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, Orlando Sentinel, 09.22.2010