DreamWorks Animation,

Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, Dakota Goyo

This is the story of the guardians of childhood, Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Sandman, and Jack Frost. An evil spirit, Pitch, has changed Sandman’s dreams into nightmares and is convincing all the children in the world to stop believing and to be afraid. The gang band together to fight Pitch, and restore faith and belief to the world.

This is a pretty decent animated film with a lot of action, though it’s pretty dark in some ways. Pitch is not the most evil villain in the world, yet he might be a bit much for smaller kids. Santa is really strange. He’s a Russian guy who fights with swords and has a gang of Yeti for bodyguards. This is certainly not a usual depiction of Santa, and I doubt the kids will like him very much. Jack Frost is the key to the story, chosen to be the hero, but unsure of his origins. He has no memory of his past, and is concerned that he will be forgotten because he is invisible. He wants to be remembered. He’s sort of like a lost kid, who is out to prove his value. The story is not bad, just a bit weird. It’s a little artsy for most kids I think. But it’s not a bad story. I enjoyed watching it, but am not sure this will be a huge hit since it’s a little strange for the mainstream. It’s a little quirky, but quite beautiful. The animation is very good.

I might also add that I saw this in 2D animation, not the 3D version. From what I have heard, the 3D is pretty good. That might add a lot to the enjoyment of this film, I’m not sure. Due the the timing, I wasn’t able to catch a 3D version.

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