Monday, May 18, 2015

Movie Monday ~ Rise of the Guardians

Have you ever sat down to watch a movie with no particular title or theme in mind!? That's what I decided to do today. I sat down in my chair and made a random selection on Netflix. Man oh man am I glad I picked well. Today I want to share a movie with you called Rise of the Guardians. The first time I heard the name, it reminded me so much of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. Well that was a great movie as well! So why wouldn't I watch this one.
Rise of the guardians is an amazingly animated movie that came out in 2012. This was a directorial debut on the big screen for Peter Ramsey, originally a storyboard artist attached too many great films .
This was a story about learning who you are as a person, and making a difference in the lives of others. This animated film is a great example of the snowball effect that faith and determination can create.

In rise of the Guardian, we meet Jack Frost (Chris Pine) who doesn't remember a single thing from his past and is desperately looking for someone to believe in him. North (Alec Baldwin) or as we like to call him Santa Claus which pretty much tends to run the show, Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and Tooth (Isla Fisher). These along with Sandy (The sandman....no he does not have any lines what so ever) are the guardians, they watch over the children making sure they always believe. If children don't believe, then the Guardians loose strength to fight Pitch (Jude Law) Black, otherwise known as the Bogeyman.

When pitch black (Jude Law) shows up at the North Pole briefly as an announcement of his arrival, North summons the Guardians. Tooth, Sandy, and Bunny all show up. The Man in the Moon, which created the Guardians to fight off Pitch, decides to bring aboard a new Guardian. In anticipation they all wait for the announcement, only to be completely dissatisfied with The Man in the Moons choosing of Jack Frost (Chris Pine) as a Guardian. Other than the blizzard of `68 which canceled Easter, no one has had much to do with Jack Frost (Chris Pine). They see him more as a irresponsible child, more than anything else, but when Pitch starts wreaking havoch with the holiday`s and children stop believing. That`s when Jack Frost (Chris Pine) learns who he REALLY IS, and who he was. It`s in learning who he was, that helps him learn who he is. What makes him tick, and what is ``centre`` is all about. Using the faith the children have in them help them in there battle with Pitch (Jude Law), and in the end....Well. I guess you will just have to watch it yourself.

Have you seen Rise of the Guardians? If not have I convinced you to watch it? Whats one of your all time favourite animated movies? Let me know in the comments below.