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Rise of the Guardians

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CHILDHOOD NIGHTMARE Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny go rogue
Dreamworks Animation

Rise of the Guardians

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
97 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/21/12
performer:
Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Chris Pine
director:
Peter Ramsey
distributor:
Paramount Studios
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B-

This fractured 3-D fairy tale gathers up a hodgepodge of kiddie icons, turning them into a bedtime-story X-Men team. The voices include Alec Baldwin as the blustery North (i.e., Santa), Isla Fisher as the sweet Tooth (i.e., the Tooth Fairy), and Hugh Jackman as E. Aster Bunnymund (i.e., the Easter Bunny). They’re mildly engaging, but nothing they do surprises you, and the hero, Jack Frost (Chris Pine), is saddled with a vague dilemma: Can he find his ”center” by realizing that kids believe in him? It’s all more lightweight-likable than exciting. B?