Review by Joy Dembo, married with a 21 yr old son, 28 yr old daughter & a 3 mnth old grandson. Recruitment Response Handling Consultant and Freelance Copywriter, vegetarian and animal lover. Visit her blog.
Rise of the Guardians is a really beautiful kids’ movie. Released by Paramount, in 3D, this animated fantasy adventure is based on William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood series.
The movie begins with Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine), relating how he came to be lifted from broken ice, by The Man in the Moon, hundreds of years before. He feels dejected as he is invisible and feels that people don’t believe he exists. Meanwhile, at the North Pole, a Jolly Russian known as North, aka Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), discovers that Pitch, the Bogeyman (voiced by Jude Law), is on a mission to instill fear, terror and darkness in the lives of all the children of the world. North hurriedly summonses the other Guardians of Childhood, the Tooth Fairy, (voiced by Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny, (voiced by Hugh Jackman) and the Sandman, (who doesn’t speak!), and explains to them the threat they are facing.
The ultimate power is the Man in the Moon, and he decides to elect a new Guardian to assist them. And guess who he chooses? Jack Frost, of course! Jack is not keen to accept but North persuades him to join them in their mission to stop Pitch.
Their primary goal is make sure that the children don’t stop believing in the Guardians. But this proves difficult as Pitch slowly but surely thwarts the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman and the children start losing faith. All except one little boy named Jamie, who accidently discovers the Guardians in his room. As long as Jamie believes, they have a fighting chance!
Saving the childrens’ baby teeth, and all their childhood memories, fighting off Pitch’s horde of ‘nightmares’ and regaining the children’s belief in them are just some of the challenges the Guardians overcome. All making for a rip roaring adventure and a kaleidoscope of colour and special effects.
Add to this the touching revelation of how Jack became a winter spirit, and u have a winning formula for an enjoyable movie, filled with love, excitement and adventure.
Guaranteed to fill those little minds with wonder, so don’t delay, take the kids to see Rise of the Guardians!
Opens on 7 December at theaters country wide.
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