Hey guys. Danny here with another movie review and this is my eighth movie review so far. Hope y’all are enjoying.
Rise of the Guardians is based on an original children’s book series by William Joyce, who produced the film along with Guillermo Del Toro. The books were inspired by the author’s 6-year-old daughter when she asked him if Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny knew each other.
This film introduces us to many characters we would believe in at a young age Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny and Sandman. The film centers on these characters giving every character their deserved screen time. The films center is based around the character of Jack Frost who for 300 years has been wanting to be seen and believed in.
After being chosen as a Guardian by the man in the moon, at first he’s reluctant about it but as the film progresses he begins to see his destiny more and more as he joins the existing Guardians to fight a new evil named Pitch(The Boogeyman)who wants to strike fear into the children of the world that way the children stop believing and the Guardians will be nothing.
It’s character animation is well inspired and creative, but what stands out the most about the animation is it’s visuals. The places are amazing in scope including the North Pole, the Toothfairy’s land, Pitch’s evil lair, the Easter Bunny’s home with the eggs being the highlight and more. Looks like Dreamworks Animation never fails to amuse me with their beautiful animation. The animation is very amazing the backgrounds are great and very well done character designs with effects from snow to water the animators really took the time to detail every little design about the film so well done Dreamworks.
The characters are wonderful enough. Each and every character has his balanced place in the film and all are equally amusing and fun characters. The tooth fairy is sweet and beautiful, Santa Claus is bulky, and the Easter Bunny us fun To watch. Sandman is the cutest and cuddliest of all. My favorite character probably is Jack… Jack Frost is the fun and “icy” protagonist in this film, who has always sought out the answers as to why he is like he is. I really like him being shipped by Elsa because both of them sought answers to the questions they had and what’s more…They both had ice powers.
The voice performances are great. Chris Pine’s performance is charming enough to keep Jack Frost pretty endearing. Alec Baldwin brings plenty of joy to his character. Hugh Jackman uses his Australian accent to the Easter Bunny which really fits to the character. The rest are expectedly delightful.
The comedy is strong, being very physical and visual whiles also have some little jokes and character moments. It is a film that provides plenty moments that will bring a smile to people’s faces.
I always like a good balance between fun and drama, and, while this was a little more on the drama side, it did end up being a good balance. Enough drama to keep you engaged and enough fun to keep you enjoying yourself. I would definitely recommend it!