Dalton’s Cinema Spot- Rise of the Guardians

Daltons Cinema Spot- Rise of the Guardians

Dalton Valette, Staff Reporter

PG, 97 minutes

Starring: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman

3/ 5 Stars


Jack Frost (Pine) is living the easy, carefree life of making snow, creating snow days, and having snowball fights with kids. The problem he has is that no one can see him as no one really believes in him. Then, Pitch or the Boogeyman (Jude Law) threatens to wipe out innocents, hope, and dreams through fear and nightmares. Jack Frost is reluctantly thrown in to aid other the other magical beings or Guardians like Santa Clause (Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Sandman to protect the children.

The animation for this is beautiful, colorful, and dazzling. The concept is unique, have an Avengers type movie but with all the imaginary beings of the world for kids. I also liked that the characters were unlike what you have seen before. Santa is Russian, has tattoos, and is pretty gruff towards his little elves and the Easter Bunny is over six feet tall, has an Australian accent, and carries around boomerangs.

Unfortunately, all these little things don’t improve the ice thin plot. The moment the movie starts, I get the whole moral message of the movie, which is the same as almost all Christmas themed movies “you just have to believe.” The movie feels slow and predictable. The ending is anti-climactic and most of the time, I felt bored. Little kids will really like it, like my little sisters did, but anyone over the age of twelve will probably find this film only mildly entertaining. Rise of the Guardians doesn’t rise to the occasion.