Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians was released in late November….I wasn’t overly anxious to go see it but now I am so glad I did not miss the opportunity of watching it on the big screen.

This movie takes every fantasy figure of our early childhood and brings them to life. The story is based around Jack Frost (Chris Pine) He was created by the Man in the Moon and is invisible as no one believes in him. The Guardians consist of Santa Clause (Alec Baldwin) The Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) The Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and The Sandman. These guardians protect children from The Boogey-man (Jude Law) who has once again become a threat. The Man in the Moon chooses Jack Frost to be a new member of the guardians to help defeat The Boogeyman also known as Pitch Black and thus the adventure begins.

The movie is based on the novel ‘The Guardians of Childhood’ penned by William Joyce. It is brought to us by Dreamworks, directed by Peter Ramsey with executive producers, Joyce himself and the great Guillermo del Toro.

Personally sitting watching this movie, the adult with life’s everyday worries was left at the door and before the screen sat a bright eyed child whose imagination was run riot with all the fantasy creatures that defined her childhood. There were moments in this movie where I found myself smiling, other times my eyes filled with tears and there were moments where the excitement of the adventure made me sit up in my seat. This movie is a fabulous tale of hope and belief. There are some true moments of charm and beauty in this movie. I am sure it will be a hit with kids although I would recommend it for the over 7’s as there are some scary moments in it. If you’re a child at heart like myself you will be pulled into this magical world of childhood fantasy and imagination. Definitely one to watch.


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