Childhood legends relived in ‘Rise of the Guardians’

Written by Asia

December 2, 2012

What do you get when you put together the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sandman, Santa Claus, the Boogeyman and Jack Frost all in one movie? Your childhood bedtime stories become more than just a myth as they come alive in the big screen in Dreamwork’s latest animation— Rise of the Guardians.

 

 

The story begins hundreds of years ago when a boy wakes up and discovers his ability to create ice and snow, commands the power of air to fly and make everyone happy with winter… yet nobody is able to see him. On to the present time, while North (better known as the Father of Christmas or Santa Claus himself) prepares his gifts for the upcoming Christmas season together with his amusing minions of elves and yeti, an ominous dark cloud threatens to cast upon fear upon all the children of the world.

Believing that Pitch (or the most feared childhood character of them all—the boogeyman) is behind this, North calls the rest of the guardians sworn to protect the children of the world—“Bunnymund” (the kick-ass-not-so-huggable-boomerang-throwing bunny behind every colorful eggs you look for during Easter); the Tooth Fairy (she who puts coins under your bed and looks like a massive hummingbird); “Sandy” (or Sandman who weaves good dreams and happiness for sleeping children).

As the guardians prepare for the fight ahead, the “Man in the Moon” tells them that they should recruit Jack Frost, the lost boy who knows no rules or obligations (and a seemingly potential crushable animated character) to be the new guardian who can help defeat the dark plot of the boogeyman.

Living hundreds of years without knowing his past or his purpose as to why he has become who or what he is, Jack is given a choice… discover who he is and protect the happiness of even one child left who believes in them the most, or gain more power by letting them live in fear as they are forced to believe he and the boogeyman exists.

The story has a light plot set for every children to enjoy this coming holiday season (especially since it involves Santa’s ‘Naughty or Nice’ notion) and it’s a movie that will let every child’s imagination and belief in these characters become real—until the time it is right for them to grow up and turn these characters into the stories they will also tell to their future children.

Are you Naughty or Nice this Christmas?

Rise of the Guardians voices some of Hollywood’s best actors including Chris Pine (Jack), Alec Baldwin (North), Hugh Jackman (Bunnymund), Isla Fisher (Tooth Fairy), and Jude Law (Pitch). The movie is currently out in cinemas.

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