Me and My Nine Iron

October 10, 2012

Rise of the Guardians review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 1:51 pm

Seen at a pre-release screening in Long Beach:

A hip adaptation about childhood icons led by Jack Frost, it’s a bit similar to Toy Story in how the kids are secondary to the guardians in the story but are essential to the guardians’ task at hand.

Tons of action, an awesome premise and great voices lent by Hugh Jackman as E. Aster Bunnymund, Alec Baldwin with a tough-sounding Eastern European accent as Nicholas St. North (Santa Claus) and Jude Law as the evil Pitch (the Bogeyman).

But what made this animation stand out was probably how they brought out these recognizable icons in a new light – as badasses. A fun movie brought to you by Dreamworks Animation, who’s putting out their first original (non-sequel, non-spin off) feature in over two years.

Rise of the Guardians opens in theaters on November 21.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: 6.7
What it should be: 7.7




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