Friday, March 15, 2013

Movies In Review: Rise of the Guardians

Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians
March 15, 2013
Dreamworks creates another great experience.
Follow Jack Frost and the search for his center as he rises to his place among the Guardians.
The voice cast includes Alec Baldwin as “North” (a.k.a Santa Claus). Hugh Jackman voices “Bunny” as in first name Easter, last name Bunny. Isla Fisher is “Tooth” the head fairy that is charged with collecting and guarding children’s teeth (with the help of her baby fairies). North, Bunny, Tooth, and Sandman are the proverbial four Guardians.  They guard the children of the world and their position is enhanced by the kids believing in them.
However, there is a darkness that threatens the happiness of children. The Guardians unite to discuss the possible looming threat, as The Man in the Moon reveals to them who is appointing Guardian. They learn that ‘The Boogeyman’ has returned, his name - Pitch. Voiced by Jude Law, Pitch is tired of his utterly nonexistence. 
Enter Jack Frost – appointed by The Man in the Moon, the Guardians are tested by the darkening threats. Voiced by Chris Pine, who gives Frost a great depth, Jack doesn’t believe that he is Guardian material. Soon, North consoles him and talks to him about finding his “center”.  Jack wants recognition as well; he questions “why”, and then learns he can retrieve his memories from his past. He believes this will help him understand who he is. The only problem, Pitch stole his memories and it’s up to Jack to get them back.
I really enjoyed this movie; I fell in love with the characters and the story. Hugh Jackman and Alec Baldwin crack me up. Their delivery and comic timing in coordination with the animation produces a belly full of jelly, all shook up from laughing.  Rise of the Guardians produces a great movie that the whole family can watch and enjoy.
I would say it’s a must rent!
Until next time or the next… dream