Rise of the Guardians trailer from DreamWorks
Rise of the Guardians is the latest film through DreamWorks Animation and looks like a lot of fun as well as containing the usual DreamWorks style and magic. It also has some great voices with Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law and the young Dakota Goyo.
David Lindsay-Abaire and William Joyce adapted the story from Joyce's book The Guardians of Childhood and Peter Ramsey directs after his television film Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space.
Here's the blurb for Rise of the Guardians to get you right into the spirit of things:
When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Who are these Guardians? Well characters like the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman (not the Barker or the Metallica ones) and of course, Santa. Except they aren't quite the characters you'd expect with Santa having some seriously bad-ass tattoos and them all having a lot more power than the tales have led us to believe.
It's the usual thing though, they protect the children as long as in return they believe in them, and there's an evil dark force come to prey on their fear and weakness, turning their beliefs against them so that it can survive.
Wow. When I watched that the first thing that hit me was the gang-like motto - we'll protect you as long as you believe in us - then there was the strong feeling that this was a religious allegory for the modern world. Honestly, that's what hit me from the trailer.
Pushing that aside though, which quite frankly I wanted to, watching the trailer does suggest that the film is going to be a lot of fun, and it will be the usual DreamWorks class where it's not just for kids and works for us non-believing parents too.
Rise of the Guardians? That suggests there's going to be more, this is just the beginning.
Look for it coming out late November, but the question is does this grab you enough to go and see it as an adult or is this going to be an older children type of film?