Rise of the Guardians Reviews
The story is well told and the animation is excellent with a little nod it seems to the Harry Potter genre.
Full of imagination it is ideal family viewing. The PG rating seems rather overkill as Grimm's Fairy Tales are much more graphic and dark In comparison. But then that could be a good excuse for you to watch as well and release your inner child !
Released unfortunately in 2012, to middling box-office returns due to uninspired marketing, this beautiful looking film manages to capture the true meaning of childhood with it's complex, yet interesting ideas about the importance of each of the guardian's rolessuch as teeth representing memories and eggs representing new life.
The animation, especially the sharp-edged character designs, stands out as some of Dreamworks Animations most creative yet, thanks to the assistance of Gullimero Del Toro being more prominent here, as with most of the films produced during his brief skit at Dreamworks and although the voice-acting is a bit hit or miss in terms of Jude Law's Pitch, Alec Baldwin's Russian Santa and Hugh Jackman's Australian Easter Bunny are both a joy to listen to.
Overall, Rise of the Guardians, along with the Kung Fu Panda and How to Train your Dragon films, stands out as some of the best material that Dreamworks Animation has ever created, thanks to it's interesting worldbuilding skills and the beautiful animation.
Voice cast are fantastic and perfectly suited to their respective roles. Extra credit to an unrecognizable Alec Baldwin and a soothingly creepy Jude Law.
Didn't expect to like this film..and I really did.