Rise of the Guardians
Directed by Peter Ramsey (Fight Club, Men in Black), he brings together a very impressive
and colourful assemble
for Rise of the Guardians that stars the voices of Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alex Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Dakota Goyo and Jude Law.
Unfortunately for the world, an
evil spirit called Pitch (Law) wishes to take over the world by inspiring
fear into the hearts of children and as a result, the Guardians will
fail to exist.
only way to stop Pitch is to bring together the world's most greatest
mythical heroes that include Santa (aka North - Baldwin), the Easter Bunny
(or just Bunny - Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Tooth - Fisher) and Jack
Frost (Pine). The main protagonist however is Jack
Frost, a 300-year old teenager who has been asked by the Man in the Moon
to join the Guardians in order to stop Pitch and his villainous allies
from scaring children to crush their hopes, believes and imagination.
though Rise of the Guardians has quite a number of clichés, it's
actually quite a comedic and entertaining story with some wonderful
voice acting by all involved. Chris Pine (Star Trek into Darkness) is
excellent as Jack Frost as is Alex Baldwin as the Russian sounding Santa
Claus warrior called North. Hugh Jackman actually plays an Australian
Easter Bunny and has some great lines in the film, including fellow
aussie Isla Fisher as Tooth. Both are great characters!
favourite actor is Jude Law as the malevolent Pitch who is oozing with
kid friendly evilness. There's also some great moments in Rise
of the Guardians, especially around the reluctant Jack who gets this
inspiring pep talk from North. Add in plenty of action plus comedy and Rise
of the Guardians is a fun movie that can definitely be watched by the
whole family and with Easter just around the corner, this is the perfect
movie to watch over the holidays.
compliment the great characterisation and entertaining story, the
animation is outstanding in this film and although the characters still
look computer animated, they have some uncanny human-like emotions
that makes them quite relatable. This also assists in pulling on your
heartstrings as you watch the story unfold. With that said, the Blu-ray
version of Rise of the Guardians enhances the animation with crystal
clear images and a colour palette that would put a rainbow to shame.
Audio is equally as good with Dolby Digital 7.1 which at times blasts
your speakers, especially the great soundtrack of the film.
compliment this fun movie, Paramount have added some fun special
features that includes Behind the Magic, The Man Behind the Guardians,
Rock, Paper, Scissors with Sandy, Jack Frost Snowball Showdown,
Filmmakers commentary, Dreamers & Believers plus the movie on DVD. What
I liked about the special features is that most are short and sweet
without over indulging the viewer with techno garble.
Rise of the Guardians is definitely a must have film for your
family's collection! A+