Everything Wrong With Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole in 16 Minutes or Less 

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Before the Snyder Cut... there was Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole, an animated adventure that is pretty confusing but not terrible. Shoot... I don't review movies; I count sins. And I did that, so here we go.
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Mr. Cabo
Mr. Cabo 12 hours ago
The power of flight and sight the parents had and the snake found them first
Thehider 1234567
Thehider 1234567 22 hours ago
3:16 Ayy, my country, Kiwi Land
Ava Bradford
Ava Bradford Day ago
this animation honestly the best ive ever seen
Kathryn Murman
Did anyone else notice the final battle with Soren and Kludd looked a lot like the scene from Star Wars with Anakin and Obi Wan in the lava?
music Studio
music Studio Day ago
Skorch'd Productions
12:56 Never thought he'd uncensor the F-bomb in the text.
AislingLaplace 2 days ago
Man, the guardians of ga'hoole is one of my favorite book series, but this movie really does it a disservice
Angela 2 days ago
but honestly this was a good movie in my opinion ^^
King Darius
King Darius 3 days ago
This movie is a straight up classic. After eleven years, it looks like an animated masterpiece.
Maia Roze
Maia Roze 4 days ago
I love this movie 100% just for how beautiful this is
Eric Sebena
Eric Sebena 5 days ago
Man, this movie looks fucking boring.
Lee Taylor
Lee Taylor 6 days ago
Can you shut up people actually put effort into the movie unlike in your video.
Logically Sound
Logically Sound 6 days ago
They messed up the story BUT THE ANIMATION! I want the animatores to step on me, it'd be an honor Also deserve a sin taken away for making the owls not uncanny, imagine how hard it is to animate a bird without it being uncanny
Zaeryth 8 days ago
Ah yes, one of the films that led me on my way to make my fursona a bird!
Stories with Lord Duffield
I watched this when it came out on DVD and I made sure my bird was in the room watching, and no word of a lie the bird died that night.
Froakie Juju
Froakie Juju 9 days ago
I _hated_ this movie when I first watched it just because it removed Hortense. Hortense was the best character!
strange 9 days ago
12:00 actually, in the books there were eagles aswell and later in the books dire wolves become a important part of the plot
Oliver Cane
Oliver Cane 10 days ago
The writers in this movie looked at the source material, but were too lazy to actually explain the lore like in the books, and then just ended up mashing a bunch of completely different things together, and then made some crap up. You should really read the books.
Oliver Cane
Oliver Cane 10 days ago
1:31, screech owls will actually pick up blind snakes to keep their nests clean from parasites. This detail was adopted from the book, (way better in my opinion), which was based on real life.
Sergio Andres Contreras
I still love this movie despite everything you said. Because to me, there’s nothing wrong with this movie.
Jo Roja
Jo Roja 11 days ago
The parents were actually killed by Kludd, who was Metal Beak himself in the books. And a lot of the skipped plot in the movie is actually explained / is more understandable if you’ve read them. Anyway, the animation in the movie was nice, but personally I didn’t quite like how they did the story and really much prefer the book series.
Mc Seota
Mc Seota 12 days ago
1:23 Owls actually do adopt blind snakes, they do this because the snakes will eat insect larvae that can hurt the baby owls and lessen the chances of their survival
Alexandra Grigore
Alexandra Grigore 12 days ago
why idiots people dont look at animation and just critic and how mutch efort
Endergamer 13 days ago
The real sin is its 17 minutes
Emily John
Emily John 13 days ago
Fun fact the blind snake as a house keeper is based on an actually fact. Some species of owls will find a species of blind snake and keep them as house keepers because they keep the nest free of many kinds of parasites and unwanted creatures
Mandich Titty Smitty Of Cameltoe
The fact that the animation can compete with big time movies of today, baffles me. Note that this movie was made by computer geeks and lots of love. A true piece of art.
TheHydrakeHydra 13 days ago
I’ve been wondering if you’d ever do this! Visually stunning but I’ve seen reviews (and read like half the books because my school library didn’t have all the books) and it just really isn’t loyal to the books. Another thing is how I think it would work better as a movie series or tv series. More buildup, not so rushed and there’s time to explain things.
Jordin Celine
Jordin Celine 13 days ago
My boyfriend had never heard of this series and the only way I could explain was owl n@zis. Still highly underrated.
NutmegBGB 14 days ago
The reason humans are completely absent in this movie and in the book series it's based on is because humans as a species have gone extinct in this universe/timeline. If I remember correctly (it's been awhile since I've read the books), we are referred to as the Ancients or something like that. It's very possible that any architecture that wasn't made by the owls is a remnant of human civilization.
Magickjelly 14 days ago
I got an ad for fast and furious 9 in this video and it reminded me of how infinitely superior this owl movie is
Black Panther
Black Panther 15 days ago
Are they planning on making a sequel to this movie?
ThatFamiIiarNight 16 days ago
Fun fact: if you search “stupid ass owl movie” on google, this comes up!
sic 16 days ago
This was still a good movie
Kody Meyers
Kody Meyers 16 days ago
this movie was amaizing I don't get why you say its wrong and why they did not made more
sleepydeer 17 days ago
the plot never made exact sense to me. But this animation is absolutely ASTOUNDING. Yes the graphics are great, but do you know how fucking hard it is to capture an owls movements in semi-realism 3D animation when this first came out in theaters??? EXTREMELY. There is so many little details that makes this movie stunning in all ways. Is it a kids movie? No. No it's not. Fight me on it if you want. But shit like warrior cats and guardians should be 12+ at least. It pisses me off when someone says "But this is a KIDS movie!" Just because animals are the main focus doesn't make it directed to kids. Literally look at Watership down lmao.
Caged cats
Caged cats 17 days ago
I loved this as a kid, it brings back memories, although this was scary at the time 🤧
Toxic Suriken
Toxic Suriken 18 days ago
I love owl city at the end of the movie that sing still carries my childhood
wertbin 18 days ago
Lies and slander. This movie is perfect.
Maxolotl 18 days ago
He keeps saying 'did the director do so-and-so' but he doesn't know this was based off of a book
Quincy K.
Quincy K. 19 days ago
I've never read the books but I loved the film as a child. I hope there will be a faithful reboot one day
Carlos Ace
Carlos Ace 20 days ago
amazing how a film from 10 years ago still is so loved to this day. i’m still hoping for a Legend of The Guardians 2
VenomQuill 20 days ago
Like Warriors (cats) before it, this book series was incredibly gruesome. Some owl chick gets gored by his best friend's mother while his father lives and dies in depression after his wife dies. This was a favorable outcome, considering the mother was "prepping" him to _murder is only/best friend in an evil ritual._ On a completely unrelated note, some blacksmith's pacifistic son gored an owl in a gang trying to fight him and sId owl fell into the ocean. Or when an alpha wolf all but casually tears out the eye of a subordinate who makes a deal with the evil owl mother for some reason. This is only talking about blood and gore, not to mention non-physical shit like the grooming Klud went through and actual child abduction/slavery/abuse/murder. This movie was tame. The books never pulled a punch.
Jess Wong
Jess Wong 20 days ago
Is no one ever going to talk about how metalbeak's partner supposedly broke her wing and then was still able to fly away?
Amie 20 days ago
Else do you snakes to clean therer nest
Matt Ferreri
Matt Ferreri 21 day ago
I honestly completely forgot about this movie. I saw it in theaters with my friends because one of them was super obsessed with owls. I honestly dont remember it at all LOL
ElJorro 21 day ago
The over simplify moon blinking in the movie. Its actually some kind of brainwashing.
kenku stealyboi
kenku stealyboi 21 day ago
Damn this is some amazing animation like really jesus
3rin 21 day ago
4:53 I laughed so loud at this my brother asked what I was doing
3rin 21 day ago
0:32 my media comm./film teacher looking at my senior project
Allison Stone
Allison Stone 21 day ago
i love this movie but fun fun sin man
Mike Medlin
Mike Medlin 21 day ago
The books were much better
Maple Moose
Maple Moose 22 days ago
I love this movie and want to read the books, but I now realize that reading the books will ruin my most favorite movie- but it’s a price to pay for learning the real story
Awerty 22 days ago
Christ I barely remember this film. Fuck.
/*Swift_Horn*\ 22 days ago
Count all the swear words everyone!
Gman Plays Games
Gman Plays Games 23 days ago
gah they departed so much from the books with this movie. they were clearly trying to compress the events of the first 5 or 6 books out of a series of 16 into one movie, so they cut a lot of corners with the plot and altered some details. in the books Kludd IS Metal Beak, a name which he took after losing half his face in a duel to the death with the last leader of the Pure Ones (the High Tyto), Saint Aggie's is its own place run by their own organization, and is ultimately an orphanage gone haywire and bent on conformity, the Pure Ones ultimately take it over later on in the series to use as a base of operations, after Soren and Gylfie's escape. Ms. P literally has no eyes in the books so they got her design wrong, and Soren and Gylfie are literally chicks at the start of the books, SOren only grows his flight primaries while they are at St. Aggie's. it's a shame the animation and voice acting were so good because they flubbed the writing HARD. go read the books y'all they're bloody fantastic and the movie does NOT do them justice.
Patrick Blanchette
Patrick Blanchette 23 days ago
12:10 It’s shown in the books that while their world once had humans (long ago), they have now vanished.
Gabija Za
Gabija Za 23 days ago
Movie is so bad because they tried to fit six books in around 2 hours movie, oh and Sorens parents actualy die in the books, and they can only see theyr ghosts
Alexzander 24 days ago
Well jeremy everybody craps too but you dont like seeing that do you?
The BepBop
The BepBop 25 days ago
If you love the movie or books, I would just like to let you know that the fandom is still active, and even developing and animating a fanmade sequel. Try joining the Ga'hoole Universe Discord server if you are interested in joining the remaining fanbase!
Quagmire giggity
Quagmire giggity 25 days ago
They had to travel to gabdjhxjjtgchicihfkf to kill irsdgknohyyfyyfhfhfufpuillkngee simple
London Jackson
London Jackson 25 days ago
16:42 had me laughing my ass off
Hypershadic23 25 days ago
This movie was so god damn confusing to me as a kid
Kia G
Kia G 25 days ago
I personally think the books are better than this movie. I mean, the movie just forgot about all the important stuff that were mentioned in the books And since you were talking about harry potter, Kludd got some Draco attitude but Kludd is just a brat while Draco was manipulated by his Loreal Advert of a Father Lucius
Sammy Field
Sammy Field 25 days ago
I personally love this movie even if it's not faithful to the books then again I haven't read the books but still. It really doesnt deserve the hate it got.
Avatar One four two three one
This was my favorite movie when i was a kid but i forgot the name
Tiny Demon
Tiny Demon 26 days ago
I still love this franchise!
Jessica Creed
Jessica Creed 27 days ago
It seems each time I revisit this channel there's more incorrect or not-a-sin sins included :/
RobXHolic FoxyFan
RobXHolic FoxyFan 27 days ago
I read the whole book series back in middle and high school. Also they literally adapted three out of at least over a dozen books, and changed a bunch of stuff, including Soren's parents being dead, and Klidd being part of the plan all along, and also just so much more stuff like Nyra's son, and a ton of other crap. Mrs. P. is actually based on real nature, as is most of the owl biology, most of which is not shown in this movie. Humans are dead in this universe. The whole movie got rid of tons of actual good stuff in exchange for owls being able to turn their eyes and one of my favorite artists being used as unsubtle pun.
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon 27 days ago
ive read the books -humans are long gone -they needed to become smart for whatever the hell reason -a similar series written by the same author is in this universe as well, "wolves of the beyond"
Ruby Guest
Ruby Guest 27 days ago
the books this movie is based on cover a lot more but then again they also changed the story up just a little bit for the movie to make it a lot more kid friendly
Dio Brando
Dio Brando 28 days ago
This movie was perfect in my eyes
MrWooaa 28 days ago
I had no idea this was a real movie, I thought that 30 Rock just made it up.
Lilah Philips
Lilah Philips 29 days ago
lmao, if your question contains the words "where" the character is probably dead
n0vellette 29 days ago
They based the names on the book, so not the writers' fault. It was the author shitting bricks
Maggatrix 29 days ago
I watched this movie as a kid and had no idea what was going on
Anime Gaming69
Anime Gaming69 Month ago
Is it just me or did anyone else confuse this movie with rise of guardians
tele vision
tele vision Month ago
I watched this religiously as a child
Justin Peterson
Justin Peterson Month ago
I had game of this when I was 9 it was shit
Cloaked Kobold
Cloaked Kobold Month ago
Can't wait to see Thebirdman do this one with how much Jeremy already sinned.
Tang Anson
Tang Anson Month ago
I swear, this feels more realistic in the books than the movie. Also, this is a movie on flying, not owls.
Dragon Cannoli Studios
The *real* sin of this movie is how they tried to shove 16 books worth of beautiful world building and a great plot into one less than mediocre movie
Mae McCardle
Mae McCardle Month ago
This movie was so tame compared to the books-which where SO much better then the movie as well. The animation is so beautiful tho
Daft Doodle
Daft Doodle Month ago
I love these books and this was one of my favorite movies as a kid. What really irritates me is how unfaithful to the books this movie is. The animation is quite gorgeous though.
Orpington Month ago
I actually read these books they were pretty good.
Zaid Al-omari
Zaid Al-omari Month ago
Read the book series and you will understand why there is a snake in the nest jeez
Zaid Al-omari
Zaid Al-omari Month ago
Ok, I love cinemasins, but I can NOT forgive you insulting one of my favorite movies/books series.
Ryan Seney Cunningham
I’d convinced myself that I’d dreamed this movie and it only existed to me.
Katie Kate
Katie Kate Month ago
Oh my god same like it was so weird because I watched it the first time somewhere (I don’t remember) then I could never find it again, even forgot what it was called. After that I asked some people and they couldn’t figure it out either so I just thought it had never existed irl and I dreamt the whole entire thing wish
Tallulah. Month ago
This movie Fucking traumatised me and I love it
PocketPJ Month ago
i love this movie as much as treasure planet therefore there is nothing wrong with it.
albert mooney
albert mooney Month ago
hehe, sequel.
evil art fox
evil art fox Month ago
I don't watch it for the plot, the plot was a bit boring but the visuals- **dies of diabetes from the eye candy**
12:55 I spotted an uncensor
moon yu
moon yu Month ago
I don't care how weak the plot was, because this movie was so goddamn beautiful
Jojo Month ago
I remember watching this as a small kid, can't remember anything apart from being depressing or something. I think I watched it twice or something then never saw it again
tatsukagemarou Month ago
😆Hoobastank fuckin hoobastank🤣
Debi Burke
Debi Burke Month ago
Okay in all honesty this needs to be a series instead of a movie There's just way to much in the first book alone to cover in a movie I mean they didn't reach the Great tree until book 2 if I'm remembering it right Not to mention all the shit with the Pure Ones Metal Beak Star sight.........I could go on all day but I would love a show of this
Mystic Leo 14
Mystic Leo 14 Month ago
Anybody else catch the reference of that "European swallow lugging a coconut" line? I did, and it fucking killed me 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Sylvia Abreu
Sylvia Abreu Month ago
Sylvia Abreu
Sylvia Abreu Month ago
This movie scared the sh t outta me when I was younger!! When their eyes turned white, then I tried to wake up my friends but opening their eyelids and i stg I nearly died!!!!!
IamGrooot77 Month ago
As a kid I was obsessed with the book series and for me, the movies were a massive let down cos they barely followed the story line of the books and it mish mashed different parts of the books and I really wish it was put together better