When an evil spirit known as Pitch or aka The Boogeyman wants to take over the world with the power of putting fear into children, the immortal Guardians as our make believe characters Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, Sandman and Jack Frost must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world and stop the evil Pitch.
Rise of The Guardians has a great story where they take our childhood make believe characters and making them superheroes. The design of the characters were great especially Santa Claus having the Naughty and Nice tattoos on his arms and the Easter Bunny looking like a battle warrior not just like a cute little bunny. The voice performances by all the actors and actresses were great. The ones that stood out was Alec Baldwin as Santa, Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny, Chris Pine as Jack Frost and the best of them all I thought was Jude Law as Pitch he had the perfect voice for the character. The film has a lot of fun and great action that both kids ans adults will love.
Where the film stumbles a bit is in parts of the story especially when it comes to the characters back story and character arcs. Jack Frost story was a bit mishandled, we don’t get a lot of why he was chosen as a guardian and even how he became Jack Frost was a bit weak with his back story. It mostly based on Jack Frost so we don’t get much of character arcs for the other characters it would of been fun to see how Santa became Santa and the same with the other characters.
Rise of The Guardians turned out to be a very good animation but it falls second to Wreck it Ralph as being the best animation film of the year. Fun story and action you definitely won’t be disappointed.
“With almost nonstop, boundaryless action, legendary characters, a fantastic sense of humor and great animation, “Rise of the Guardians” is a high quality, imaginative animated offering for families this holiday season.” – Fogs’ Movie Reviews
“Rise of the Guardians is a slightly flawed animated adventure that may have some deeply thematic material and action sequences that could be midly scary for small children. The main flaw is the beginning, because it feels disorganized – but it finds its pace soon enough. The story is wildly inventive, as are the alterations of the beloved Guardians. It’s a great thing to teach the kids this holiday season – don’t just believe in Santa Claus, believe in the other figures too, when their time of year comes around, at least.” – Daniel’s Film Reviews
“It may not be the ultimate team-up movie you’d expect in a year where The Avengers have reigned supreme, but Rise of the Guardians is still the same type of fun, excitement, and good-feelings parents and their kids want, especially around the holidays.” – Dan The Man’s Movie Reviews