Legend of the Guardians Trailer

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

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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. Honestly not sure what to think. Zack Snyder is fairly competent and I didn't hate Happy Feet (of which this film seems to be imitating in look, i.e. anthropomorphised animals that look like real animals and not caricatures of animals) despite it's clear shift in tone midway through the film (it's a film about being yourself, even if you're an outcast… no wait now it's a film about over-fishing in the Antarctic…what?).

    But something about that trailer, beautiful as it was… maybe it was that the story seemed very average, or the characters and dialogue horribly cheesy (yes, both criticisms that one might apply to Avatar, I don't care, I still loved Avatar), but it's just not doing it for me.

    Meh, I'll likely see it anyway.

  2. I was honestly all set to make a joke along the lines of “But Zack Snyder can't be directing it, it's not a remake or adaptation!” but then I got to the best-selling novels part.
    It's not even funny anymore. Does this guy just not have the cajones to direct something ORIGINAL? Does he have so little faith in himself that he only approaches projects with built-in fanbases? Although I admit I've never even heard of these books, and I suspect that its fanbase is extremely small.

  3. “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.”

    What a strange comment to make. Do you guys know what you're talking about?

  4. “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.”

    What a strange comment to make. Do you guys know what you're talking about?

  5. So first we're destroying the penguins environment and now we're destroying the owls environment. Sweet Jeebus will it ever stop.

  6. maybe he just wants to do this.. ever thought about that? now stop commenting if ur only gonna trash down. he directs whatever he wants. and by the look of it this doesnt look terrible, but rather good:) even tho i probably wont ever see it.

  7. Wow. That looks like a stinker. I actually found myself laughing at how cheesy it looked. What in God's name would posses the director of one of the best comic book movies of all time to make an animated film about owls?

  8. Next will be eagles, Robins, and Woodpeckers

  9. I don't know about the rest of ya'll, but I think it looks pretty awesome. Maybe that's because 1)Zach Snyder, I mean, you really can't go wrong 2) Hugo Weaving, need I say more? 3) and I actually think this might be a good movie. I'll have to go get the books to see what they're about.

  10. This is just silly…..

  11. Isn't Sucker Punch (2011) an original film from him? Just sayin'

  12. So along the lines of “If you don't have anything nice to say anything, don't say it”?
    And yeah, he CAN direct anything he likes.
    But what he seems to like doing is adapting things and only paying attention to the surface details, dropping any subtext or nuance like a ton of bricks.

  13. Those owls are really funny in the video and i was literally laughing at the actions of the owls. The first ever animated movie thats gonna be released in near future about the owls and that too in such a nice ways. I wonder how the writers and the director such a wonderful ideas from.

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  14. Brad,

    Movies released in Sept and Feb are traditionally crap movies.

    Sept = movies too bad for the summer blockbuster season, but not good enough for the winter “prestige” season.

    Feb = Movies too bad for the Holiday season rush, but not good enough for the spring start of blockbuster season.

    Sept, Feb, and a lot of times Jan are looked at by studios as “dumping grounds” so they try to unload their crap movies in those months when they have the best chance of making a buck (the competition is thin).


  15. I'm pretty sure this is a movie intended children, so I guess the only concern adults would need to have would be whether we can weather through a sitting of this film. Beyond that, I don't really see any environmental agenda from the trailer unless that was also present in the books. I can see where kids would like it, and maybe that's why Snyder chose it.

  16. Yes it is. Though you never know. It could suck. But I still love Zach's adapt's. They're the only adaptations that are actually faithful to the source material.

  17. I've heard that, but in my opinion Shutter Island was freaking epic. That came out in February. (I haven't read Screenrant's review as I don't like to reade criticism of stuff I like). I've heard that The Silence of the Lambs was released in February (although I've done no research to confirm that) and it won best picture. As you may be able to tell from my icon I am very partial to that film haha.

  18. You may want to re-watch the trailer. I would bet money that the reason their trees are burning is due to human interference. It's just a guess, but I'd put money on it.

  19. Lol…its like 300…but with Owls…I can hear them now: THIS IS SPPAARRRTTAAAA, lol.

  20. Well I guess the argument can be made that somebody should make something for kids to see. It does feel a little like a shameless promotion of 3-D. They've got to keep coming up with movies that will pay for all those expensive projectors and get people to expect 3-D, to drive the emerging 3-D market. As far as artists go, you know some have a knack for painting masterpieces others for Restoring Them…

  21. As someone who has actually read the books, I can say there is no environmental massage. Humans aren't even in the books. That said, this looks like it's going to be a pretty bad adaptation.

  22. Actually this story takes place post-human. No environmental message

  23. LOL!

  24. I don't agree with the dumping grounds in Feb and Sept, perhaps in years past but in the last few years they movie industry has many successes in those months mostly because of the economy still makes movies a somewhat cheaper experience than a vacation. Now if we can only get some more original material out and away from novels to movies and remakes

  25. I think Watchmen really killed this guy. He shouldve known he wasnt capable..

  26. Wow, so coll! The spirit grasps in some moments :)
    I will precisely look this animated cartoon at a cinema in 3D!!!

  27. Wow, so coll! The spirit grasps in some moments :)
    I will precisely look this animated cartoon at a cinema in 3D!!!

  28. So amazing animation! Best 3D story in my memory. Cool! I love this film!

  29. This… looks just awful. And the music they used, other than terrible, doesn't fit at all with the movie. Ugh, something about it made me just hate it.