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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Brother owlets Soren (Jim Sturgess) and Kludd (Ryan Kwanten) stumble into an epic clash between the chivalrous Guardians and the Nazi-like Pure Ones in Legend… 2010-09-24 PG PT97M Animation Sci-fi and Fantasy Sam Neill Jim Sturgess Hugo Weaving Warner Bros.
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

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Details Release Date: Sep 24, 2010; Rated: PG; Length: 97 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Sam Neill and Jim Sturgess; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Brother owlets Soren (Jim Sturgess) and Kludd (Ryan Kwanten) stumble into an epic clash between the chivalrous Guardians and the Nazi-like Pure Ones in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, a delightfully immersive CG fantasy from the animators of Happy Feet. Understanding the finer points of owl realpolitik takes effort, and the ultimate conflict — which includes an unnerving betrayal — warrants parental guidance. But director Zack Snyder (300) has crafted the rare 3-D eyegasm that's worth the premium ticket price. B+

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Originally posted Sep 22, 2010 Published in issue #1122 Oct 01, 2010 Order article reprints
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