Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Dreamworks Animation is lucky enough to have the one and only animated Christmas movie this holiday season so that alone should make them a lot of money.
In addition their film, The Rise of the Guardians happens to be a wonderfully entertaining family film that deserves to be a money maker. You don’t have to travel far in this snowy weather to take your family to see this holiday film as it is now playing right here in Lacombe at Lacombe City Cinemas.
Jack Frost (voice by Chris Pine) has been making things frosty for 300 years and has started to wonder if there’s more to this world than frost making. His yearning for something more comes to fruition when the boogeyman, known as Pitch (voice by Jude Law), threatens to take over the world once he convinces children that guardians like Frost don’t exist. Frost joins with Sandman, Tooth Fairy (voice by Isla Fisher), Easter Bunny (voice by Hugh Jackman), and Santa (voice by Alex Baldwin), to battle Pitch.
Rise of the Guardians is based on two children’s books written by Oscar winner William Joyce.
Working with this Oscar winning writer, is noted artist and illustrator Peter Ramsey who directed Rise of the Guardians.
This talented combination created a wonderful family film that is visually stunning, especially in its 3D version, which is available in Lacombe. All three of my boys enjoyed this film and there are plenty of action and humour to keep adults entertained.
A lot of the humour comes from Santa’s little elves that reminded my boys of the minions from another Dreamworks movie, Despicable Me.
Wonderful animation, good story and some solid voice work by actors like Hugh Jackman and Alex Baldwin makes Rise of the Guardian a great movie choice for families this holiday.
Until next time, I will see you at the cinema.