DVD Review: “Rise of the Guardians” Limited Edition Easter Gift Pack

Blu-ray review: “Rise of the Guardians” Limited Edition Easter Gift Pack
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: March 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm •  Published: March 15, 2013
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‘Rise of the Guardians' Limited Edition Easter

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With its enchanting vision for and innovative reimagining of beloved childhood legends, DreamWorks Animation's “Rise of the Guardians” gleefully taps into the magic of youth.

Based on William Joyce's book series, the computer-animated film's painterly style often outstrips its conventional storytelling. But helmer Peter Ramsey takes a cue from the holidays represented in the family-friendly adventure, loading his big-screen directorial debut with so much whimsy, action and exuberance that youngsters in particular will happily overlook its shortcomings.

Clearly intended as a franchise starter, the story centers on the roguish Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine), your archetypical reluctant hero with a shadowy past, who delights in bringing snow days to the children of the world, even though they don't really believe in him.

When the fear-monger Pitch (Jude Law), AKA the Boogeyman, unleashes a new herd of nightmares on youngsters across the globe, the Guardians of Childhood spring into action.

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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