Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (Blu-ray)
9 July 2011
Excerpt: I'm a lover of animated films and animal films. Combine the two and you have movie gold, in my opinion. Films such as Watership Down, The Lion King, Incredible Journey, and, from the same studio as Legend of the Guardians, Happy Feet are simply magical viewing. So it was, I went into Legend of the Gaurdians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole with a combination of excitement and trepidation. The reviews had been mixed from critics; but reviews from Joe Public had seemed more positive.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - 3D
28 February 2011
Conclusion: Zack Snyder's 'Legend of the Guardians' is a mildly amusing animated movie with plenty of action and even better, resplendent photography. The dark fantasy fable based on the children's books by Kathryn Lasky works as a decently entertaining family picture in spite of its rather bland storyline. The 3D Blu-ray displays a jaw-dropping video presentation and exceptional audio while featuring the same collection of bonus features found on the 2D release.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Review
13 January 2011
Excerpt: After seeing hulking brutes of men kick each other off cliffs and rogue superheroes take on all-mighty super powers, director Zack Snyder tackles… owls. Animated owls. This is the first time the director hasn’t been tapped to direct something R-rated, Legend of the Guardians saddled with a meager PG for some rough owl-on-owl violence. That means kids can get a slight taste of Snyder’s style, albeit the intention of 3D gets in the way.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole Blu-ray 3D Review
21 December 2010
Excerpt: The Movie Based on a series of fantasy/adventure novels, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole reveals the complex, violent struggles of warring factions of the nocturnal predators in a world apart from man. Young birds are owlet-napped and enslaved by an evil society bent on conquering all owldom, and an epic heroic quest begins.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D Blu-ray Review
20 December 2010
Conclusion: The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a beautiful film, but that beauty only carries it so far. This standout effects film is easy to like; it's got a good character roster, exciting action scenes, and a strong sense of adventure, but the problem is that the film seems wholly superfluous.
Excerpt: Young owl Soren marvels at tales of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, mythic winged warriors who battled to save all owl kind from the evil Pure Ones. When he and brother Kludd fall into the talons of the Pure Ones, it's up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave owls and seek out the Great Tree, home of the Guardians.
Conclusion: If you enjoyed Zack Snyder's 'Legend of the Guardians' in the theater (as I did, on home video), then picking up this Blu-ray is kind of a no-brainer. With exemplary, reference-quality audio and video and a whole host of special features that will keep everybody happy, especially the little owlets.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Blu-ray Review
9 December 2010
Conclusion: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole may not be as engrossing an epic as Snyder envisioned, but it is a stunning piece of inspired animation as beautiful as it is flawed. Thankfully, Warner's Blu-ray release soars. While its supplemental package is aimed squarely at the kiddies, its video transfer is nothing short of breathtaking and its DTS-HD Master Audio track is simply extraordinary. At the very least, Legend of the Guardians is worth renting.