Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

Nothing signifies the holiday season than an animated holiday movie.  To get in early on the family gatherings, Dreamworks released a movie about the various ‘fictional’ entities kids believe in, such as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Sandman.  The group is beset by the Boogie Man, who is also trying to vie for the attention of children.  To tip the scales, the group are tasked with bringing Jack Frost into their midst, but he, like the Boogie Man, is not believed in by the kids.

The story is cute and short, the concept of Jack Frost wanting to belong is one most kids can relate to.  The all-star cast makes the characters come to life, but I spent most of the movie wondering how was playing Santa Claus.  The thing that stole the show for me was the stunning visuals.  Dreamworks has outdone themselves once again, mixing state-of-the-art digital technology with great sound and story. There is little significant about this story that makes it memorable, but with enough laughs and heart to make the hour and a half fly by.

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