Thursday, September 08, 2011

Legend of the Guardians: Owls of GaHoole - TheAnimationEmpire Movie Review

I'm going to compare it to Rango a little. Yeah, bare with me.



Legend of the Guardians did much worse in the box office than Rango or others that struggled. I think it's obvious. Rango at least was comedic, fun for kids, had all sorts of jokes for older people in there, and starred Johnny Depp for the parents. But who was Legend of the Guardians for? It was too violent for little kids and not overly cute or funny (at least not to the satisfaction of what mothers want for their kids). It definitely wasn't for mothers (very violent), and what father really wants to see a cartoon war movie about owls?

I want to know who said, "I've got an idea, let's remake Braveheart, but let's do it with owls instead. You know, for kids!"

I'm not sure who the audience was. It was basically an animated Braveheart. It was made by the director of Dawn of the Dead, 300, and Watchmen. It was great, and I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure why they thought it would sell and why they thought they should give it to the guy who made sweet movies about heroes who die violently.

It cost $80 million, made $56 million in the US, and made $84 million outside the US (the international market also loves epic films with lots of action). Plus we trust Zack Snyder (300 and Watchmen), so that helped a little (and he's now slated to direct a Superman: Man of Steel for Christopher Nolan, which is where Zack belongs). The film didn't do as well on DVD sales (it did okay), but taking into account what the theaters make, and it made less profit than Rango. Another advantage it had, though, is that they made it for $80 million, which is pretty good based on how great that film looks (not sure why they made it for $55 million less than Rango when it seems to look better).

So please keep Zack away from kids movies and give him great movies like "Man of Steel" --- can't wait to see that!

Enjoy!

- TAE

3 comments:

  1. HOW DARE U SAY THAT LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS SUCKS! IT'S THE GREATST MOVIE EVER! TELL THAT TO RANGO AND THEM OTHER WEIRDO'S! LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS HAS INSPIRED ME IN A WAY NO OTHER MOVIE COULD! BRING ON MORE, I SAY, BRING ON MORE!

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  2. The Animation EmpireMarch 2, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Anony,

    Good thing I didn't say it sucks!!! =^)

    Let's go back and read what I wrote, shall we?

    "It was great, and I enjoyed it"

    "they made it for $80 million, which is pretty good based on how great that film looks (not sure why they made it for $55 million less than Rango when it seems to look better)."

    So let's see. You disagree with the review, right? So you think the movie wasn't great, wasn't enjoyable, and doesn't look great?

    Thanks!

    - TAE

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