The Guardians Have Risen!

In Movies on November 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

Tell me, what is better than a sword wielding Santa, an Easter egg throwing Easter Bunny, and an ice blasting Jack Frost? Nothing! That’s what!

“Rise of the Guardians” is directed by  Peter Ramsay, produced by Guillermo Del Toro and has the voice talents of Jude Law, Pitch Black, Chris Pine, Jack Frost, Alec Baldwin, Awesome Russian Santa, Isla Fisha, Tooth Fairy, and Hugh Jackman, Easter Bunny. In this story Jack Frost is selected to become a Guardian by the Man in the Moon and join the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy,  Sandman, and Santa to protect the children of the world from Pitch Black. the problem is, Jack Frost can’t be seen by the children because they don’t believe in him, I mean come on who believes in Jack Frost. Because of this, he is reluctant to join the Guardians but finds himself fighting on their side to protect himself, the other Guardians, especially Sandy, and the children. This is a kids movie with some very adult themes within it but one I was very much interested in seeing from the minute I first heard about it. It is funny, poignant, emotional, and a lot of fun to watch. If you’re looking for a family pleasing movie, look no further. I hope that they do a sequel to this film because there are a lot of other characters that they could include in it, the Groundhog, the Leprechaun, etc.

Now onto the nitty-gritty. SPOILER ALERT!

I loved the Jack Frost story line, it made his involvement with this group realistic. He wasn’t interested in being a Guardian, then he was interested because Tooth could help him find his memories, and then he became nearly completely involved because of Sandy’s death. I liked that. He didn’t take the job immediately, because why would he? He was a loner from the beginning. But Jack was slowly drawn into the group, figuring out his center, and thus deciding to become a Guardian.

I would have liked to see the Pitch and Tooth Fairy fight scene. Tooth alluded to the fact that it was a pretty sweet battle, but I would have liked to have witnessed it.

I liked how Guardians were people once, I thought that was a really interesting aspect of this movie. Santa was once a human, as was the Easter Bunny, and they were chosen by the Man in the Moon to become a Guardian and protect the children of the world.

As I stated before, I liked this movie and I do hope they make a sequel because there is a lot of holiday characters that they could play around with. If you see this or have seen this, let me know what you think!



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