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The rise of the guardians; a review

Posted on: December 6, 2012

Different to my usual drag of posts. I went to watch the rise of the guardians and thought i would share.  And yes, there might possibly be spoilers….

Now I know everyone considers it a, “Children’s movie” I did go watch it to relive my childhood, seeing as I’ve loved Jack frost movies since I was a kid. The one from 1979 is probably high up in my top favorites. (Even though its very cheesy but lets not go there.)

But once the movie started, I realized that it was so much more than just Jack Frost, as much as it pains me to say this, Even though of course he is my favorite character in the movie. He is indeed, one of many in this movie that made it whole.  I guess I could compare this to an animated version of the avengers, honestly, that’s how I would see it.

Now i’d like to mention that the characters are nothing like you’d think they are and you love it. Santa is called, “North” He’s Russian and completely oblivious to sarcasm, The eater bunny, or just simply, bunny, is Australian and a complete badass and won’t take anyone’s bullshit. The tooth fairy, or Tooth is a freaking bird fairy or something who has little birds that help her do her  job. The sand man, or sandy doesn’t talk but he has so much to say, he’s really protective about dreams and is someone you don’t wanna mess with.  The only one that was how I thought they’d be, was Jack Frost and I wouldn’t have him any other way. I’ve always thought as him as this guy who doesn’t like responsibilities and just prefers to do stuff, his way. Someone who was against rules and just wants to have fun. As much as he loves being alone, he does get lonely and sad that  no one can see him or even believe in him. Because he’s not exactly “famous” or has a holiday named after him. So people overlook him. All during my childhood that’s how I always thought of him, someone who longs for someone to believe in him. That’s probably why I believed in him so much. Cause I could relate to him, how he would do all these things for people but no one would even see him really.

Away from that side track, pitch, who is the boogie man, I thought was actually a really good character, not someone who turns good at the end of the movie or anything like that. But he has so much depth to him. And it leaves you wondering, what happened to him?

An important thing I should point out, is that in the movie, Tooth reveals that all of five of them (the guardians)  were someone before they became a guardian and by someone, I mean human. In the movie we find out about Jack’s past life, which breaks my heart but made me so excited at the same time. I’ve loved him for so long and to actually see how he was and his life before he became Jack Frost, was bitter sweet. But then after that, it got me thinking, who were they before they became guardians. I know North’s back story. But I don’t know any of the others.

Which made me really really really want a sequel, because I’d like to know:

  • Their pasts and what they did for the man in the moon to make them into a guardian
  • What did pitch even did
  • Who the man in the moon even is, what does he do, what, why, how, whooo
  • Why does pitch refer to the man in the moon as an old friend even though he wants to destroy him, so what happened there
  • Why there’s an old bed frame over a dark hole
  • Why doesn’t Sandy talk.

Just overall a lot of questions i’d be interested in finding the answers to.

Overall, this movie impressed me and it takes a lot for that to happen.

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