Rise of the Guardians Story line
Jack Frost is a lost and lonely boy who doesn’t understand his purpose in life. When an evil spirit who thrives off of fear and sadness tries to ruin every childhood all over the world he is finally called on to fulfill his destiny. Joining the guardians to take up his calling and fulfill his purpose he must first learn to fight for others rather than just himself.
Rise of the Guardians Details
Studio/Year: DreamWorks Animation | 2012
Directors: Peter Ramsey
Voices: Hugh Jackman, Alex Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, Chris Pine, April Lawrence, and more
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Official Website: Rise of the Guardians
Trailer: View below
Rise of the Guardians Video Review
Rise of the Guardians Review
Rise of the Guardians was a surprise. Although it wasn’t a smash hit it was still better than most animated movies in 2012.
Rise of the Guardians takes fairy tale characters that most of us are familiar with like the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa and gives their image a new twist.
For instance, Santa has tattoos that say “naughty” on one arm and “nice” on the other. The Easter Bunny had a boomerang and is a pretty feisty guy who’s a good fighter. The Tooth Fairy is one of many and how they collect teeth as well as memories is pretty cool and interesting.
“So, the Big Four all together: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and the Easter Kangaroo.”
Bunnymund: “Say WHAT? I’m a bunny!”
Rise of the Guardians also plays off of what little is known about Jack Frost. In this film he is portrayed as a not well known character which fits in well with how most viewers will relate to him. I didn’t know much about jack frost before this movie so that playing part in the story line was very appropriate and worked to DreamWorks advantage.
The 3D animation we entertaining and well balanced, not over done. Also, there was a great crew of all star cast members but there weren’t so many stars that it became distracting because you recognized every voice.
The biggest let down of the movie for me was the villain.
The evil spirit Pitch was a pretty mean guy but it seemed like his fight was more against the guardians than it was against the children. Perhaps that was the point all along but if it was that wasn’t clearly shown to the viewers. Pitch’s motive seemed a little weak and that’s never good for a villain.
Rise of the Guardian was a good surprise at the end of the year and pretty much the only Christmas related movie of 2012, weird huh? This movie is better than most animated films you’ll see from 2012 and would make a good rental.
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