Escape to the Movies: Rise of the Guardians

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Evil Smurf:

ProtoChimp:
I have never heard of Sandman. Is that a bad thing?

I don't know who Jack Frost is, Don't feel bad

how could you not know who jack frost and sandman are??

It concerns me that I find the Tooth Fairy from this film really attractive? I mean, she's 100's of years old, a fairy and fictional but... DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!

OT: Defo gonna see this based on Bob's recommendation...

My anniversary is coming up next month and if it is still playing then I am definitely going to see it with my other half.

ForgottenPr0digy:
how could you not know who jack frost and sandman are??

All I've ever heard about Jack Frost was that he nips at your nose. Which he does not do in the movie. Which is a good movie, BTW.

Does anyone else think it sounded like Bob has been taking speed lessons from Yahtzee on this one. Sounded very fast, almost like he didn't have as much to say. Oh well I still want to check this out.

CoL0sS:

Commissar Sae:
[quote="CoL0sS" post="6.394326.15986059"]My question is.....Does Santa have a Russian accent ?

Yes, yes he does. More confusing to me is how Santa also has Russian prison tattoos. Did Santa spend some time in the Gulags?

This Santa matter is getting out of hand.

Santa Claus is originaly based on Saint Nicholas, who apparently was a real big deal in Russia back in the days.
Then Coca-Cola made him into a farce -_-
But I really look forward to the one in the movie! ^^ Kick-ass

Haven't seen it yet, but mark my words: a sequel is going to have Jack's past come back to haunt him.

Aureliano:
Not a kid, don't give extra points to kids movies so I think I'll pass on Guardians.

That being said, I did end up seeing Life of Pi. Never expected to even watch it let alone enjoy it, but I did. From the previews it looks like a mystical journey through life, spirituality, etc. with a human-spirited tiger by a young Indian man's side. Instead, it's a poignant fight for survival and the struggles of two creatures with every reason to kill each other had they the chance thrown into a situation in which they depend on each other for survival, both practically and emotionally.

So, yeah. More so even than an odd couple, it's closer to star-crossed lovers with the audacity of something like Drive instead of the rote and foreordained 'everything's definitely going to turn out fine in spite of their differences' of rom-coms.

If you haven't seen Life of Pi, you really might want to take a look.

I read the book, and the book is definitely what you said, but also a trip into spirituality. Considering the entire middle of the book (when he is floating through the ocean) is extremely boring, I wasn't surprised the trailers really emphasized the "spiritual journey" aspect of it, but they made it look really trippy. Like, Across the Universe trippy. Anyways I'm glad to hear it wasn't that.

CoL0sS:

Commissar Sae:

CoL0sS:
My question is.....Does Santa have a Russian accent ?

Yes, yes he does. More confusing to me is how Santa also has Russian prison tattoos. Did Santa spend some time in the Gulags?

Squeeeee. That's awesome :)

The Last Melon:
Yup. There's no reason not to, but considering sovereignty issues around the North Pole I have to wonder what the movie would be like if he were Canadian...

In an animated movie ? Every sentence would end with "Eh" or "Aboot" or any other Canadian stereotype XD

Not to mention apparently Santa is supposed to be the big badass boss? If he was Canadian everyone would just think he's really polite and passive, but if he is Russian, everyone will think he WRESTLES BEAR FOR MOTHERLAND

Ok this movie was good, just like shrek, barnyard, and madagascar. Now I am just waiting for Rise of the guardians tv series, multiple sequels that are mainly there just to make money with no story. Boy I cannot wait, thank you dreamworks.

Just saw this movie yesterday, and I loved it! Have quite a bit to talk about, though unfortunately, nobody seems interested. They either see it as just another children's movie, or haven't even heard of it! The problem I feel, is the title in that case, since when I described the premise to people who haven't heard of it, they go "oh yeah, that one". I feel like this movie is going to be overshadowed by Wreck-It Ralph, which is a shame (although Wreck-It Ralph, I feel, is the superior movie). I'm hoping it does well enough to warrant a sequel and maybe even follow some of the books.

For the first time in quite a while, I actually want to go and watch a movie at the cinema.

I have the biggest crush on Jack Frost now. The referral to the old stop-motion Jack was pretty great.

Just came back from seeing it myself (had to go on a trip to the capital just to see it in English) and I LOVED this movie. I have always been of the opinion that Dreamworks is Pixar's equal as a studio. While I prefer Pixar because they have a perfect track-record with movies that range from "above average" at worst to Mind-blowing and amazing at best, Dreamworks are more hit or miss, but when they get it right they can go toe-to-toe with even the best that Pixar has to offer. Rise of the Guardians is one such movie. The premise alone is awesome as heck, the characters are great, the world building is great and the villain is interesting and sympathetic without necessarily being redeemable or any less threatening. It is also hilarious as hell. I kid you not the entire audience broke out in spontaneous applause no less than 3 times during the whole film, and there was enough squealing made by the girls during the cuter moments to make me choke on estrogen.

Though I cannot for the life of me understand why they didn't just call the movie "The Guardians of Childhood".

Silverspetz:
Just came back from seeing it myself (had to go on a trip to the capital just to see it in English) and I LOVED this movie. I have always been of the opinion that Dreamworks is Pixar's equal as a studio. While I prefer Pixar because they have a perfect track-record with movies that range from "above average" at worst to Mind-blowing and amazing at best, Dreamworks are more hit or miss, but when they get it right they can go toe-to-toe with even the best that Pixar has to offer. Rise of the Guardians is one such movie. The premise alone is awesome as heck, the characters are great, the world building is great and the villain is interesting and sympathetic without necessarily being redeemable or any less threatening. It is also hilarious as hell. I kid you not the entire audience broke out in spontaneous applause no less than 3 times during the whole film, and there was enough squealing made by the girls during the cuter moments to make me choke on estrogen.

Though I cannot for the life of me understand why they didn't just call the movie "The Guardians of Childhood".

You have this feeling now, hold onto it, and preserve it. Cause like the rest of Dream works' movies they are going to run it to the ground. Pretty soon they will have Rise of The Guardians two, then three, maybe even a short series during the production of one of these movies. Heck they might even go ahead and go the way of Shrek and make a movie about one of the sub characters. So Rise of the Guardians is awesome, there leaves no premise of a sequel. Though Dreamworks' is going to make one just for the heck of it. The only logical sequel if possible would be the rapid growth of kids disbelieving in the guardians, though they would have to pull out all the stops on this one to make it right.

GeeksUtopia:

Silverspetz:
Just came back from seeing it myself (had to go on a trip to the capital just to see it in English) and I LOVED this movie. I have always been of the opinion that Dreamworks is Pixar's equal as a studio. While I prefer Pixar because they have a perfect track-record with movies that range from "above average" at worst to Mind-blowing and amazing at best, Dreamworks are more hit or miss, but when they get it right they can go toe-to-toe with even the best that Pixar has to offer. Rise of the Guardians is one such movie. The premise alone is awesome as heck, the characters are great, the world building is great and the villain is interesting and sympathetic without necessarily being redeemable or any less threatening. It is also hilarious as hell. I kid you not the entire audience broke out in spontaneous applause no less than 3 times during the whole film, and there was enough squealing made by the girls during the cuter moments to make me choke on estrogen.

Though I cannot for the life of me understand why they didn't just call the movie "The Guardians of Childhood".

You have this feeling now, hold onto it, and preserve it. Cause like the rest of Dream works' movies they are going to run it to the ground. Pretty soon they will have Rise of The Guardians two, then three, maybe even a short series during the production of one of these movies. Heck they might even go ahead and go the way of Shrek and make a movie about one of the sub characters. So Rise of the Guardians is awesome, there leaves no premise of a sequel. Though Dreamworks' is going to make one just for the heck of it. The only logical sequel if possible would be the rapid growth of kids disbelieving in the guardians, though they would have to pull out all the stops on this one to make it right.

Really? They haven't run any other of their great movies into the ground (aside from Shrek). I rather liked Kung-Fu Panda 2 and while I am not psyched about what little has been shown of the How to Train Your Dragon tv-show, I am hyped as heck for HTTYD 2 which prmises to build more on the world and show some new settings (awesome). As for Rise of the Guardians, the setting ALONE is a premise for a sequel. Just showing what other fantasy-people there are and how they are designed would be worth another movie, and they kinda hinted at a romance between Jack and the Toothfairy a few times which would make for a pretty good subplot. Let's say the next movie is about another bad guy trying to take over the world. If they just use that extremely standard main-plot as a way to show off more of the world and develop the characters it would still be a great sequel. But I like the idea of showing how the guardians deal with the fact that kids eventually just grow up, I hope they go for that in the sequel.

Is it just me, or does Pitch Black/The Boogeyman bear more than a passing resemblance to Edward Cullen from Twilight?

I just saw this movie today with my younger siblings lol and I told them a better title would have been "Fall of the Guardians" because that's kinda more in line with what the plot is dealing with :p still, a fun time

Couldn't agree more with Movie Bob on this one! Finally got around to seeing it and as the father of three kids I've had to endure many, many kid-friendly animations. A lot of them lately have really left me cold (The Croods I'm looking at your direction) as an adult, but Rise Of The Guardians really hit the mark. It's got interesting characters with deep emotional issues, solid voice acting and most importantly for the kiddies, it's bright and full of action. Also, it doesn't overstay it's welcome, which is another big plus. I dare say myself and my wife enjoyed it just as much as our children.

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