During the holiday season, I enjoy watching holiday movies. This year I kicked off the season by going to the Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood to see an advanced screening of the DreamWork’s film Rise of the Guardians.
Rise of the Guardians is filled with countless movie and television stars as the voiceover actors – such as Chris Pine as Jack Frost, Isla Fisher as the Tooth Fairy, Alec Baldwin as North (a.k.a Santa Claus), Jude Law as the Boogie Man and Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny.
It was funny seeing and hearing Hugh Jackman play the Easter Bunny! In all of the movies I’ve seen him in he’s been “the tough guy” – like his super hero character Wolverine. Even funnier was seeing Santa Claus with tattoos and speaking with a sort of Russian and Australian mixed accent. And his elves? Well, we learn that they are not the one making the toys. Instead, he has a workshop of Yetis. However, the elves were really funny and reminded me of the minions in Despicable Me. The tooth fairy lived in the coolest palace and had little fairies that would go out and collect teeth each night. There were also really great action scenes between the Boogie man and the guardians, as they fought to preserve the hopes and dreams of children.
The main character is Jack Frost. He gets chosen to be a guardian. The story of Jack Frost has many twists and turns, and I don’t want to give too much of the plot away! Go see Rise of the Guardians and tell us what you think. It’s a great holiday film!