Rise of the Guardians (2012) Review

Rise of the Guardians 2012 Movie Review

When Pitch Black (the Bogeyman) returns to take revenge on a world that no longer believes in him, the “mythical” Guardians must fight the evil spirit that threatens them all.

The existence of the immortal Guardians – Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman and Jack Frost – is solely based on the belief the children have for them. But, as long as one child still believes, hope is not lost.

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Rise of the Guardians primarily follows the story of Jack Frost, a newly recruited Guardian with no idea why he was chosen. Every other Guardian has their ‘centre’, their reason for being chosen. Father Christmas, for example, has a centre of wonder beneath his Russian, fierce, sword-wielding exterior (yes, he’s Russian, and it’s hilarious).

Unlike the other more well-known Guardians, Jack Frost isn’t believed in. The children are completely unaware of his existence, they can walk right through him and they believe he’s simply a story.

Finding his centre takes him and all of the other Guardians on a magical journey through beautiful, “mythical” worlds, such as the Easter Bunny’s Easter Island, the Tooth Fairy’s castle and Santa’s yeti-run wonderland full of mischievous, unintelligent little elves.

Rise of the Guardians 2012 Movie Review

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Although generally thought of as a Christmas film (probably because of Father Christmas’ appearance), it in fact could be watched all year around. It’s a film about wonder and hope and belief of the unbelievable.

Instead of focusing on Christmas, the movie is jam-packed with action, laughs, worries, intense chase scenes, a near apocalypse and an array of brilliant, colourful characters.  Yet, despite the colour, Pitch Black (the Bogeyman) brings a darkness very reminiscent of Nightmare Before Christmas.

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I absolutely love this film. I actually cheered out loud several times, each time I watched it – you can’t help but root for the Guardians! It’s bound to leave you feeling young at heart.

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Have you seen Rise of the Guardians? Did you enjoy it?

-Morgan

14 thoughts on “Rise of the Guardians (2012) Review

  1. I love this film too! I associate it with Christmas because of Father Christmas and Jack Frost but that’s unfair with the Easter Bunny around. I love the graphics and the story, so touching 🙂 Thanks for this review, it makes me want to watch it now lol

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