Legend of the Guardians Trailer

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:21 pm,

legend of the guardians trailer Legend of the Guardians Trailer

The first trailer for Legend of the Guardians has appeared on online. This film (based on the series of popular young adult books) is the first foray into animation by 300 and Watchmen director, Zack Snyder.

I’ll be the first to admit that this film (which recently changed its title from Guardians of Ga’Hoole) has shown up on my radar rather late. Did I miss much? Take a look at the Legends of the Guardians trailer for yourself and then tell me…

As far as the story, here’s an official synopsis:

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. The film is based on the first three books in the series Guardians of Ga’Hoole by author Kathryn Lasky.

And now here’s the Legend of the Guardians trailer, courtesy of Yahoo Movies:

Look… as far as I’m concerned, the most impressive thing about this movie is the voice cast that Zack Snyder has assembled, which includes the likes of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess (21), Hugo Weaving and David Wenham.

creepy owl Legend of the Guardians Trailer

We’ve been talking behind the scenes here at SR and several of us are of the opinion that GGI owls are just plain creepy. My GF is ‘noided out by birds in general (as well as fantasy/epics), so she won’t likely be attendance – nor will I, likely, since seeing a fantasy/epic animated owl  movie is just too weird to brave alone. The movie is also being released in September and by now I know better than to go near movies released in the months of September or February. Never a good omen.

But hey, I like Zack Snyder and his unique filmmaking style – plus the animation and set designs look super-pretty so who knows… maybe I’ll come around…

Legend of the Guardians swoops into theaters on September 24, 2010.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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  1. Epic? Really? Does anybody even know what epic means now? Stop using it for everything. Shutter Island was not epic. That's not an opinion.

  2. Wow, no need to be nasty, dude. It's actually a pretty common expression these days and I'm going to use it if I want to. There's no need to get all worked up about it.

  3. i’m really looking forward to seeing this

  4. I was googling the trailer to watch again when I ran across this rant-

    While I am not familiar with Watchmen/Zack Snyder, I can say that I HAVE read the books (all 17 of them and counting), and in all honesty, I think this looks like a GOOD adaption.
    Now, as I was told, this is a representation of the first three books in the series, and likely with little bits from books afterward tossed in. Having sat through the plot adaption travesty that was Half-Blood Prince (among other book adaptions, like Inkheart), I feel I am a good judge of books-to-movies.

    Small issues bugged me – like what fool doesn’t know that barn owls have black eyes and that Gylfie is an elf owl and therefore gray?
    Then again, I suppose they’re doing the Voldemort thing- altering the eyes for emotion (they claimed the original red eyes would not portray emotion well enough, and thus did not color them).

    As for being a kids movie-…uh…if you guys read the books, you would know that some of the material is NOT child-friendly. There’s some very gory battles and events (heads lopped off, de-wingings, spine-severings, impalements, burnings, I could go on.), not to mention some very dark references to things like Nazism.

    Overall, yes, this movie looks great. The trailer music was carp, but otherwise, great. If you guys know Harry Potter (and if you don’t, please crawl out from under your rock), imagine taking that series, turning everyone into owls, and throwing in historical references (Ezylryb, the old Whiskered Screech owl in the trailer who says “You’re not done yet”, even quotes Winston Churchill and Shakespeare, I think, in one novel before a battle), as well as wolves, polar bears, volcanos, well, put it simply, it’s just AWESOME.

    Don’t discount it from one icky trailer. Seriously.

    Froggy, out.

  5. A computer generated movie about intelligent animated owls? Pass.