DreamWorks brings us Rise Of The Guardians. The Easter holiday was fast approaching. The Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) was busy preparing millions of eggs for all the little kids, as Sandman filled them with dreams, as the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) traded teeth for quarters, and Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin) was already prepping for Christmas.
However, at the North Pole, something was afoot. A black cloud came over Santa’s globe, which showed all of the lights of the children that believed. This black cloud was none other Pitch Black, the Boogeyman (Jude Law).
Calling together his fellow guardians, they discovered that a new one was to be chosen. This was Jack Frost (Chris Pine), a fun loving little imp who has yet to be believed in.
One by one, however, Pitch Black starts to cause the children of the world to forget in The Sandman, who represents a child’s dreams, Santa Claus, who represents a kid’s wonder, the Easter Bunny, who represents a kid’s hope, and the Tooth Fairy, who represents a kid’s memories. As the kids start to forget them, the Boogeyman starts to spread fear and slowly becomes more powerful.
What follows is a heart warming story about discovering your true identity, child-likeness, and the power of belief.
I have not read the book series by William Joyce, so I cannot compare it to that, but I highly recommend this movie to anyone! DreamWorks has gone above and beyond the call of duty of to create for us an excellent film.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Lots of magic, scary images, and talking to the moon. Also, the Guardians are now warriors who also do battle with Pitch Black & his Nightmares.
FAVORITE QUOTE: Darkness. That’s the first thing I remember. It was dark, and it was cold. And I was scared.
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