Rise of the Guardians is an animated film about legendary characters like Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and Jack Frost all coming together to fight the physical embodiment of fear, who seeks to hurt children around the world.
First, if Santa is involved, I’M IN.
Also, why do they need these other guys? They have Santa freaking Clause! He could take on just about any challenger and kick his/her ass.
The trailers (below) are pretty cool looking, and the imagination behind this film looks pretty sweet.
The story seems to be about Jack Frost, who is a younger legend than the others, and he’s to be the hero of the film I believe. There’s great power in him and all that. Santa is the old guy who inspires the rest and is likely hurt early on so he can’t fight, and only Jack Frost can save them and give kids around the world a snow day or something like that.
Rise of the Guardians
Peter Ramsey is directing Rise of the Guardians, and he was a big part of Monsters Vs. Aliens, and the story is based on the book “Guardians of Childhood” by William Joyce, who was the less talented brother of James Joyce.
Just kidding. He was MORE talented!
Rise of the Guardians Trailer
Rise of the Guardians Release Date
November 21, 2012.
Who’s In It?
Chris Pine … Jack Frost (voice)
Alec Baldwin … North (voice)
Hugh Jackman … E. Aster Bunnymund (voice)
Isla Fisher … Tooth (voice)
Jude Law … Pitch (voice)
Dakota Goyo … Jamie (voice)
Dominique Grund … CupCake (voice)
What’s Good About It?
From what I can tell, the story looks solid and quite fun/funny. The animation looks stellar and I think the late release date in November (That’s Thanksgiving week for you Canadians who don’t believe in Santa, because he lives next door;) all bode well for Rise of the Guardians to do well.
What’s Bad About It?
I don’t have anything specifically bad to say about Rise of the Guardians, but I generally don’t put too much faith in a non-Pixar animated film.
Our Clever Prediction
I expect a big weekend from Rise of the Guardians, and as it’s being released relatively close to Christmas, the inclusion of Santa and Jack Frost should make it a big hit. Expect me to fart twice during it though, and that particular showing will be ruined for every single child in the theater.
I eat Thai food before animated films.
I just farted ;p