Film Review: Rise of the Guardians

| 13 December , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Peter Ramsey
Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire, William Joyce
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Jude Law
Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5

Feel Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Well in Rise of the Guardians, he sure is. And while the holiday and folklore characters are alive and well, they are a bit different from what you grew up with. Jolly old Saint Nick is a bit more complex – from the Naughty and Nice tattoos on his arms, to his ability with swords, he’s more than just your rosy-cheeked Santa, he’s North (Alec Baldwin), the toy making man you don’t want to mess with.

The Easter Bunny is a six-foot tall, no-nonsense talking Aussie rabbit (voiced by our very own Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy is part hummingbird, and the Sandman is a loveable pile of sand. They are the guardians of children’s innocence, a task they have devoted themselves to for generations.

When the Boogie Man, Pitch (Jude Law), starts to terrorize children, their only hope is protection from the guardians and their newest member, Jack Frost.

A loner, forgotten by the world, Jack Frost (Chris Pine) cares for little, other than having some fun with the life he was given by The Man in the Moon. It takes some convincing (including being stuffed in a sack) to get Jack on the guardians’ side, but he begins to realize the importance of the guardians against the darkness of the night.

The movie is based on the, Guardians of Childhood, series by author William Joyce, whose other stories have also hit the screen, such as Meet the Robinsons (A Day with Wilbur Robinson), and Rolie Polie Olie.

A nice spin on the old classics, with plenty of humour for kids and adults, Rise of the Guardians, directed by Peter Ramsey, will be a popular holiday flick. Pine does an excellent job voicing Frost, and hearing Jackman voice a big fluffy bunny is reason enough to take the kids.

Help Jack Frost, the Tooth Fairy, Santa, and the Easter Bunny, in Rise of the Guardians, in cinemas now!


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