What would happen if Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, The Sandman, and Jack Frost all got together to save children from evil? You can find out in the Dreamworks animated film Rise of the Guardians. The film features the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law. I like how Santa Claus is a tattooed Russian. Now all kids have to blame for getting a naughty or nice tattoo is this film they saw as a kid.
I have to take issue with the title. It is way too similar to Legend of the Guardians, which is an animated fantasy film about owls that came out less than two years ago. From just reading the title, I thought it was a sequel to the other film. Not the best title choice, in my opinion.
“RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost – legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere.”
Rise of the Guardians is in theatres November 21, 2012.