New TV Spots For ‘Legend of the Guardians’ & ‘The Town’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 11th, 2013 at 12:39 pm,

Although the 3D animated pic Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and the gritty cops & robbers drama The Town could not be more different, both look to be a hit with moviegoers when they arrive within a week’s time of one another this September.

Legend of the Guardians is based off the children’s fantasy book series by Kathryn Lasky and revolves around Soren, a young owl who must seek the aid of the famous guardians when he and his fellow owlets incur the wrath of the vicious Pure Ones (they’re owls too, see icon wink New TV Spots For Legend of the Guardians & The Town ).

The film features voice performances from some pretty solid names, including Helen Mirren, Sam Neil, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, and Hugo Weaving – alongside younger stars like Abbie Cornish and Emilie de Ravin.  300‘s Zach Snyder directed the flick, which was also produced by his wife, Deborah.

Three new TV spots have been unveiled for Legend of the Guardians, which showcase the film’s impressive animation style and colorful visual composition.  Snyder may not be the most personal auteur working in the movie business, but he certainly knows how to create some truly beautiful imagery in the digital age of cinema.

See what I mean by watching the TV spots below:


The Town

Ben Affleck is back in the director’s chair for another Boston-set crime drama with The Town.  Affleck stars as Doug MacRay, the ruthless leader of a gang of bank robbers who falls for Claire Keesey (played by Rebecca Hall) – a bank manager that he and his cronies took hostage on their last job.

Doug develops an intimate relationship with Claire and soon finds himself wanting to leave his life of crime behind – of course, that is easier said than done, especially now that F.B.I. agent Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm) is looking to take Doug and his partners-in-crime down for good.

The first trailer for The Town portrayed the film as riveting crime drama in the vein of The Departed – judging by this new collection of TV spots, the comparison seems quite justifiable.  Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone was a surprisingly well-made film, so that bodes well for his followup.

Watch the 5 new TV spots for The Town below:

The Town will arrive in regular theaters in the U.S. on September 17th, 2010.  Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole will hit 2D & 3D theaters a week later on September 24th.

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  1. The Town looks really good.

    • I agree Anthony I’m really looking forward to it.

  2. It does anthony.

  3. Can’t take Ben Affleck seriously in ANY movie he has done. The man simply can’t act.

  4. Can’t wait to see The Town. Ben Affleck is a great actor that gets a lot of undeserved hate.

    • daniel, i can actually handle him in doses, there are movies i like him in, there are movies that i just wished that he stayed away from lol

  5. The Town, baby.

  6. Yea the Town looks really good and Ben is a great actor don’t know where the hate comes from??? Gone Baby Gone is in my top 20 movies and this looks to really be a great ride can’t wait.

  7. Since nobody’s said about the Guardians I might as well

    My anticipation is pretty high for the film due to Synder capturing all the visuals and feel of every source material he adapts from into his films. Plus the acting choices are pretty interesting like Hugo Weaving and Helen Mirren and Sam Neil and Jim Strugess.

    • i was gonna comment about the acting in Gaurdians, but i remembered this was a CGI film, no need LOL

  8. Legend of the Guardians looks stunning! I have ridiculously high hopes concerning the absolutely amazing artistry we’ve gotten a taste of from the trailers. Loved the books when I was younger, and I’m hoping I won’t be disappointed.

    It’s a film about talking owls, sure, but Toy Story’s about a bunch of old toys and I honestly believe it’s one of the greatest trilogies of all time.

    Aw man, I can’t wait until September.

  9. I don’t know anything about the owl movie, but it looks ok. Probably wont see it in theatres, but the odds are I will see it whenever my nephews get ahold of it on DVD (nephews are a great excuse to see children’s movies :D )

    About “The Town”… while I’m a sucker for heist-movies, I do hope it atleast contains some semblance of orginality and doesn’t turn out to be yet another by-the-numbers flick. It will most likeley be more than OK, I just hope it will be great.

  10. The Town looks awesome, it is also based off a book. “Prince of Theives” by Chuck Hogan. If it follows the book I promise you all you will be getting an orginal heist film!!!

    • Ok. Since the film wont be out for ages (second day of christmas) here in the Land of the Midnight Sun, I just ordered the book of the internets. If it sucks I will hold you personally responsible. *ominous glare* j/k :D

      Fun fact; searching the local library for the book (I hate to pay for things that are availiable for free), it turns out he co-wrote a vampire novel with Guillermo del Toro (read co-wrote as “filling out an idea del Toro sketched for him”). So I guess I have to read that one too.