Rise of the Guardians: Interesting Entry to the Holiday Field
|"Rise of the Guardians" (2012).|
|A meeting of guardians.|
|Bunny, Sandman, Tooth Fairy.|
|Santa is kind of a tough guy.|
|There are some odd scenes in "Rise of the Guardians."|
|Santa in "Rise of the Guardians."|
|Some of the animations are undeniably brilliant.|
Overall, "Rise of the Guardians" is a bit convoluted and precious. It is difficult to see how you extend this sort of scenario into, say, the summer. Jack Frost may not have much to do around July 4th or Labor Day. That's a problem for the animation boys to figure out, if they have to. Sequels aside, "Rise of the Guardians" is not showing any signs of becoming a seasonal classic anyway. Regardless of popularity, many still may like that the morals of "Rise of the Guardians" are simple and clear-cut: everything is black and white, good versus evil, and light opposing dark. Good lessons for kids, and everyone else, for that matter.
|Jack is the most accessible character for kids.|
Below is the trailer, with a link to purchase a copy if you would like below that.