Top Critics Gave New ‘Legends Of The Guardians’ Movie Mixed Reviews

Top Critics Gave New ‘Legends Of The Guardians’ Movie Mixed Reviews

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Top critics gave new ‘Legends Of The Guardians’ movie mixed reviews. Warner Bros. Pictures released their new adventure/fantasy flick “The Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole ” into theaters today,and the top movie critics appeared to be sort of mixed on this one.

It garnered A,B,C,and D ratings,so I guess it comes down to matter of taste with this one. It stars: Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, and David Wenham.

Jeff Labrecque at Entertainment Weekly gave it an A- rating. He said, ” Director Zack Snyder (300) has crafted the rare 3-D eyegasm that’s worth the premium ticket price.” Scott Bowles at USA Today gave it a B+. He said, “The film is surprisingly deft and entertains at both the adult and juvenile levels. If something in Guardians catches your eye, trust your gizzard.”

Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times gave it a B. She stated, “There’s a confusion that you can sense as well, with the film pulled between its light and dark sides just as the owls struggle with forces of good and evil. That hesitation keeps “Guardians” from reaching the deep, emotionally rich center that confers greatness in the animation world.”

Stephen Farber at the Hollywood Reporter gave it a B. He said, “This picture sometimes rivals “Avatar” in its spectacular landscapes and thrilling flying sequences, but of course it won’t come anywhere near those megagrosses, and it’s too scary to be wholeheartedly embraced by children.”

Carrie Rickey at the Philadelphia Inquirer gave it a B-. She said, “The movie is beautiful but, for one unfamiliar with the source material, confusing. I needed an owl scorecard.” Tom Russo at the Boston Globe gave it a B-. He said, “The result is sometimes charming and always visually astonishing.”

Andy Webster at the New York Times gave it a C. She said, “Legend of the Guardians may be a hoot, but for all its pyrotechnics, it fails to soar.” Andrew Barker at Variety gave it another C. He said, “Though visually stunning and blessed with immaculate 3D work, film is fatally bogged down by tackling an essentially ridiculous premise, gladiator-attired owls fight genocide with stony solemnity, and by subsisting on a note of sustained menace and terror in what is ostensibly a children’s film.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post gave it a D+. He said, “The movie is still a mess, stumbling from comic-relief scenes that aren’t funny to a job-training interlude in which we learn that, among other things, owls make excellent blacksmiths?”

Dan Kois at the Washington Post gave it another D+ rating. He said, “And the action? It’s especially hard to determine who’s fighting whom in “Legends,” because, well, because they are a bunch of owls.” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” movie is in theaters now. Get your “Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” movie tickets by Clicking Here. You can read more movie reviews at Metacritic.

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  1. Barbara Weaver says:

    I agree with every one of the comments from Betsey Sharkey’s and below. This movie is not for most young children. They could perhaps watch the final battle with no twinges, but the first third of the movie is confusing, dark and miserable and doesn’t even have the advantage of being beautiful. Anyone over ten should find the story line just too predictable and boring. And that is sad, because this is one of the most stunningly beautiful animated films I’ve ever seen. It’s a bogged down mess that I will undoubtedly never sit through again, but I already plan to watch the last half again tomorrow, and will show it to friends. Stunning graphics!

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