Based on the book series by William Joyce to explained the guardians of the holidays to his daughter **** 4 Stars
By Gabrielle Pantera
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 2012/11/24 – “This Easter Bunny is the coolest character you’ve ever met,” says Hugh Jackman, the voice of the Easter Bunny in Rise of the Guardians. “He’s pretty badass. Think Indiana Jones with a touch of Steve Irwin. He protects nature, he’s a brilliant martial artist and he’s very strong. He can jump high, of course, and he has these two boomerangs on his hips, instead of six-shooters, which he uses to great effect. It was great that they allowed me to play him as this irascible Australian… tough, a little bit grumpy, and no-nonsense. He doesn’t muck around. He’s got a job to do and he’s going to get it done, no matter what.”
Rise of the Guardians is based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX.
Rise of the Guardians is directed by Peter Ramsey and executive produced by Joyce and Guillermo del Toro, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
North also known as Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Bunnymund, also known as the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman are the Guardians. When Pitch wants to wipe out childhood dreams and wish’s the guardians turn to the Man in the Moon to help them. He reveals Jack Frost is also a guardian, but Jack doesn’t know it to stop Pitch from engulfing the world in darkness.
Chris Pine is the voice of Jack Frost, Alec Baldwin is the voice of North/Santa Claus. Hugh Jackman is Bunnymund/Easter Bunny. Isla Fisher is the Tooth Fairy and Jude Law is Pitch.
We follow Jack Frost for most of the movie as the story is about how he became a guardian and helps save childhood. For hundreds of years Jack has been alone and unnoticed. He learns he’s not alone as he always thought and he’s got a purpose.
“One of the journeys of this film is how Jack finds a home, friendship, community and a sense of purpose,” says Chris Pine, the voice of Jack Frost. “Jack will instigate snowball fights, desperately wanting kids to have fun but also wanting them to know that he’s the guy behind it, that he’s reason that they’re having a good time. Jack’s quest – to have connections with others and to find the answer to what are we put on this Earth to do…is something that’s so very human.”
Jack interacts the more with children than the guardians as he instigates snowball fights, frost on windows and snow days at schools. Jack is interacting with humans, but they don’t see him.
Rise of the Guardians is the second film released in Barco’s Auro 11.1 3D audio format. (The first was Red Tails.) The film is also shown with Dolby Atmos surround sound technology introduced in 2012.
Rise of the Guardians is the last DreamWorks Animation film distributed by Paramount. DreamWorks Animation has signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox, starting in 2013.
The Rise of the Guardians video game based on the film was released by D3 Publisher this week. In the game you help the Guardians battle Pitch. Available on the Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.
Rise of the Guardians is in theaters now. A charming holiday film suitable for the whole family.