Rise of the Guardians – 5 out of 5
For me, this movie had it all: A great, fun and touching story that could fill me with childhood wonder and awe, kick-ass action, and great humor. Rise of the Guardians is the epitome of a great animated movie that can appeal to the child in any adult while still catering to the established adult sensibilities…provided your child-like wonder hasn’t been completely destroyed by the responsibilities of adulthood.
|The Easter Bunny is a better action star than the entire cast of The Expendables...|
|When two Yetis invite you to jump into an inter-dimensional|
portal you fucking go!
|The longer you look at this picture the more time you are wasting looking at a picture.|
Jack is a loner and isn’t believed in by the children (so they can’t see him when he’s around) so he’s hesitant to give up his life of fun and games to battle Pitch. However, as he sees Pitch pick off the beliefs of the Guardians one by one Jack is forced to find his place in the world and find his reason to fight back to protect the children of the world.
|"It was nice to FREEZE you"...damn, where's the writers of Batman & Robin|
when you need them for good ice-based puns.
When I first saw the trailer and saw it was about the great mythical figures of childhood banding together to fight the Boogeyman (and Santa had swords and tattoos) I was immediately sold so I saw it in the theater and it was totally worth it. After it arrived on Blu-Ray I bought it rather than rent it because I enjoyed the movie so much I had to own it.
|"Does Santa need to slice a bitch?"|
|Man they look badass...and their badass status isn't |
deminished at all when you realize they are just going for
a beer run.
|"Gah! They caught us. Quickly, get the silverware to the 24 hour pawn shop!"|
|There's actually a thread on the IMDb disscusion board |
where a woman asks people to boycott the film due to
Santa having tats. (No joke...or it could be, I don't know.
Internet trolls can be hard to read sometimes.)
|Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream...of kicking my enemy's ass!|
|Who knew the Tooth Fairy dressed like a drag queen.|
|Here he is being menacing with Sarah Jessica--ah, you know where I'm |
going with this joke.
|Stop tempting me!!!|
Rise of the Guardians is one of those animated movies I will be watching and watching and watching for the rest of my days. The story was something I really got behind and enjoyed (it even made me tear up in the more touching scenes—damn you for making feel things!), the action was better than a lot of live-action action movies churned out nowadays (not surprisingly since Guillermo del Toro was an executive producer and he’s proven to give good advice for making action scenes more exciting in animated movies) and the animation and voice acting are all fantastic!
|It's like the Avengers but with fictional characters that are used to guilt-trip|
kids into behaving themselves.