There’s something beautiful about the imagination. You can come up with the most randomest, craziest ideas and people can shrug them off. But if you can make them work, they can be amazing. So when someone thought up the idea to have Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost team up to defeat The Boogeyman, it sounded like an absolutely bonkers idea. But fortunately for us, they made it work.
Clearly, someone let their imagination run wild when they thought this up. This film is utterly fantastic. All the cast’s voices fit the characters perfectly, especially Alec Baldwin because we all know that Santa is Russian (Obviously). Hugh Jackman is hilarious as the Easter Bunny, and his back and forths with Santa are brilliant. Jude Law makes for a very creepy villain, and Chris Pine is less annoying than usual when it’s just his voice. The film is so well written, and genuinely rather emotional and scary at times. Despite this, it’s a wonderful idea and there is tons of fun to be had with it. It’s almost like a child’s fantasy come to life, yet it honestly doesn’t matter how old you are – This film can be enjoyed by just about anyone. And it’s hard to imagine a film as childish as this having a deep, engaging back but the flashbacks to Jack’s past and his pining (Haha, get it, cause he’s voiced by Chris Pi- Okay, I’m sorry) to know the truth are genuinely the most interesting part of the film.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a small child or a grown adult, I just know that you’re going to love Rise of the Guardians – I can feel it in my belly.