Rise of the Guardians movie gives jolly Ol’ St. Nick a heave ho ho ho and upgraded him to the 21st century. The wonderful storytellers at Dreamworks reinvented Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin) into one sexy, badass Russian you know what, the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) is Austrailian, the Toothfairy (Isla Fisher) is a hummingbird, and the Sandman does not say a thing which makes for entertainment when he’s trying to get his point across!
Rise of the Guardians is about how Jack Frost (Chris Pine) came to be and how it was because of this he is the Guardian that will save the children from the Bogeyman (Jude Law) with the help from the other four Guardians. The other four Guardians are childhood characters that children believe in: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Toothfairy, and the Sandman. And together they will chase the Bogeyman back into the dark shadows where he came from.
As fantastic as this motley crew of Guardians are the scene stealers are definitely Santa’s elves. As the Guardians are not your normal run of the mill Guardians, neither are these “special” elves. And by “special” I mean SPEH-shul. These guys are hilarious!! If I had to see the elves give up cookies to Santa in the beginning scene a million times, it’s still not enough! And kids, you DON’T want any toys these guys make. Now if only they could make a Minions movie starring minions from Despicable Me and the elves from Rise of the Guardians I’ll be there ticket in hand!