Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , , » Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Blu-ray Review Zack Snyder's animated fantasy epic is a spectacle in every sense of the word. After reviewing hundreds of lossless audio tracks over the years, I'm not as easily impressed as I once was, but the Ga'Hoole mix entranced and enthralled me again and again. We meet Soren Jim Sturgess , a young dreamer still learning to fly and hunt, and Kludd 's Ryan Kwanten , his jealous older brother; we see the seeds of conflict sprouting between them, and bear witness as both are kidnapped by Metalbeak's minions; we discover the Pure Ones are taking owlets from every corner of Ga'Hoole, enslaving them with the power of the moon, and forcing them to mine for mysterious, magical stones; we watch as Soren and newfound friend Gylfie Emily Barclay escape the Pure Ones with the help of a kindly loyalist Hugo Weaving , as Kludd is manipulated by Metalbeak and Nyra, and as the pair are slowly separated by far more than distance; we follow Soren as he forms a band of like-minded owls Anthony LaPaglia and David Wenham, among them and sets out to find the Guardians of legend; and we celebrate when he does just that. Together hey seek the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the kingdoms For more about Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Blu-ray release, see published by Kenneth Brown on December 9, 2010 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. Later the brothers become captives of the Pure Ones, but Soren makes a daring escape and, with the help of other young owls, seeks out the Guardians and brings them back to defend their people once again. Let me cut right to the chase. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.
Sorry, let me catch my breath. Intervening years of inflation and radical changes in theatrical distribution make a comparison between the openings of the two movies virtually meaningless, but it is noteworthy that the first Wall Street was more a of cultural icon than a box office hit. It may still be three months away from release, but its theatrical trailer says it all. Even if 2010 avoids that fate, there's almost no chance it will keep up with last year's pace. Every barb, shaft and frayed edge is present and accounted for, the overlapping patterns that emerge are worthy of close examination, and neither wind nor rain undermines their beauty. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. Had the filmmakers had another hour at their disposal, it might have all fallen into place.
Legend's family-friendly supplemental package will thrill children, but older filmfans and animation enthusiasts will come away disappointed. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office Friday to Sunday , without going over, will win a copy of : 10 Happiest Moments on , as well as Lets Hear It for the Laurie Berkner Band on. By this time next week, the film should have more revenue internationally than it had domestically, and it was a solid midlevel hit here. October 6th, 2010 was in a close race for top spot on the international chart, but lost out to Detective Dee: Mystery Of The Phantom Flame, a film. There are three wide releases coming out this week; however, it is very possible that their combined opening weekend results will be less than 's number one film,. Wall Street 2 looks headed for similar respectability.
Will any of the wide releases top that figure? September 23rd, 2010 It's the final weekend of September and there are three and a half new releases this week looking to cash in. This week's openings include the U. For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. Thick arterial sprays, untethered cameras, splashes of slow motion artistry, computer generated beasties and surreal vistas. September 17th, 2010 should have little trouble leading the box office next weekend and should be the biggest hit of the month. That's not that much better than its overall per theater average.
October 7th, 2010 There could be a real tight race for top spot at the box office this week, which is good news as it gives us something to talk about while we avoid the year-over-year comparison. Dear readers, I can't even begin to convey the indescribable sights and wondrous sounds that await anyone who indulges in Snyder's jaw-dropping spectacle. Later the brothers become captives of the Pure Ones, but Soren makes a daring escape and, with the help of other young owls, seeks out the Guardians and brings them back to defend their people once again. Snyder and his screenwriters introduce so many plot threads, so many potential loose ends, so many opposing motives, that they make it next to impossible for themselves to tie everything up in a succinct, satisfying manner. Needless to say, we took a break after that unexpected incident. It isn't often that a film is so gorgeous and arresting that I shrug off even the most obvious flaws to simply enjoy it for the stunning work of art it is.
Most of this likely came from its native market, unfortunately, China is not a market that releases box office number in anything close to a timely fashion, so exact numbers there will likely remain a mystery for a while. This makes it an obvious contender for Pick of the Week. It's more cumbersome than compelling. Feathers have long been one of nature's most delicate creations, and each one that graces the screen is incredibly crisp and lifelike. Snyder's sensibilities ensure grandeur and scale is apparent in every shot and scene, and his eye for graceful action beats and soaring flights of dark fancy is one of the film's greatest assets. But fifteen minutes into the awkwardly titled Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, it dawned on me that Snyder has been dabbling in animation all along. There are four weekends this September and nearly a dozen films opening wide, plus a few more that may or may not open wide.
While stellar reviews should lead to good word-of-mouth, the film's limited demographic appeal certainly seems to have held it back from being a huge success. We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. After all, made almost as much during the last two weeks of 2009 and there's nothing opening for the rest of 2010 that can compensate for that much at the box office. It was flat in the U. The film opened in first place in the U. Snyder's impressive ensemble is excellent all around -- I haven't even had a chance to mention Sam Neill, David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Richard Roxburgh, Miriam Margolyes, Deborra-Lee Furness, Bill Hunter, Adrienne DeFaria, Barry Otto and Essie Davis in the course of this review -- with nary a weak actor or misguided delivery to be found. Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.
Through it all, voices are both crystal clear and perfectly prioritized, regardless of how chaotic the soundscape becomes. September 1st, 2010 Summer has ended and while there were some bigger than expected hits in , this trend is unlikely to continue in September. More distressingly, The Owls of Ga'Hoole wallows in this kind of feather-ruffling exposition and mechanical intrigue for the better part of an hour. Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , , ,. Very little time is devoted to Snyder, the film's aesthetics or, really, any aspect of the production, and the bulk of the video content focuses on real owls more than their talkative Ga'Hoole counterparts. My six-year-old son didn't seem to have a problem.