Rise of the Guardians(2012)
There is a lot animated films that are released throughout the year some are good, and others mediocre. There are the ones that get nominated and the ones that are good but ultimately are unforgettable. That’s where Rise of the Guardians fit in.
The film is based on the William Joyce’s book The Guardians of Childhood where Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Sandman protects the children of the world. They make sure they basically keep the innocence of their childhood believing in fairy tales. The only superhuman being I don’t know what else to call them, is Jack Frost a young kid who basically becomes winter. He has no recollection of his past only as Jack Frost, has been alive for centuries. After a very cool introduction of all of them we find out there is one more being called Pitch who is the Boogeyman, and is tired of being ignored and not believed in and wants every kid to experience fear and darkness for the rest of their lives. The four guardians suddenly realize they need the troublemaker Jack Frost more than they think.
One of the best things of the film is that it’s gorgeous to look at. There is a lot of detail in the worlds of the characters. Especially in the world of the Tooth Fairy which is very interesting to look at. All the characters very well designed as well. In films like these animated or not it always needs a good villain and Jude Law does the voice for Pitch. They picked the perfect actor because even the animated character has an air of Jude Law in there somewhere. It is a cliche villain but he does make the character interesting.
The only really fault in the film is that the film focuses too much on the breakneck action and see how cool we make these effects look good. Wreck-It Ralph had a lot of action in it but that film had a lot of heart. Is Rise of the Guardians a good babysitter for your kids why of course but it’s really nothing else.