Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all ove...more
Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. less
“Rise of the Guardians has a novel concept which is splendidly animated. It is a wonderful treat for the kids this holiday season. Go for it!”
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'Rise of the Guardians' is handsomely mounted animated flick that aims to transport older viewers to a time when they perhaps believed in magical beings such as the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. Boasting of some impressive computer generated visuals coupled with brilliant 3D this fairy tale is essentially about having faith in not just oneself but in others too.
The children of the world are watched over by a chosen group of fantastical beings known as the guardians. They comprise of the Tooth Fairy (voice of Isla Fisher), the Sandman, the Easter Bunny (voice of Hugh Jackman) and Santa Claus (voice of Alec Baldwin). Not all fantastical beings are guardians and when a great evil in the form of Pitch Black (voice of Jude Law) returns to terrorise the children of the world, a new guardian is indicted into the team. This new guardian is Jack Frost (voice of Chris Pine) who spreads snow and chill through the world (keeping the Earth's climatic norms in mind, so kids in Bombay wishing for snow are out of luck) bringing cheer to kids. Jack Frost is still trying to figure out the purpose to his being in this world and craves a little recognition from the kids for bringing them joy. Pitch on the other is trying to reaffirm his status as a bringer of gloom, nightmares and fear. He believes if he can put enough fear in the minds of the children, they will stop believing in the guardians without which the guardians will cease to exist. Frost is initially reluctant to join the team but after Santa tells him to find his core (what makes him who he is) and the tooth fairy offers a chance to learn about his past before he was Frost, he joins the team to take the fight to Pitch.
The movie screams out CUTE; everything right from the adorable little humming bird like helpers of the Tooth Fairy to Santa's elves to even a transformed Easter Bunny later in the film will fill your cute tooth. The story though it contains themes about believing in oneself, is geared heavily towards much younger audiences and with quite a few rollercoaster sequences scattered throughout will keep the little ones thrilled. Adults might want enjoy some of the witty dialogue but might find proceedings kind of uninvolving in places simply because this is a kid's movie.
The animation is lavishly rendered and is a treat for the eyes along with gorgeous visuals the 3D does actually accentuate. The plot may border on naive and the movie does feel a tad bit over cutesy sometimes but keep in mind this is very strongly a product geared towards kids. They will enjoy it the most.