Arts & Entertainment


Peter Ramsay’s take on Williams Joyce’s Rise of the Guardians features storybook favourites with a twist; Santa’s ‘little’ helpers are in fact yetis, and the Easter Bunny sports a heavy Australian accent.

The story follows Jack Frost, a maverick guardian who uses his abilities to wreak havoc and mischief wherever he lands. It’s a tale about altruism, imagination and belief – the wide-eyed kind that children have in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Clause and the Bogeyman. However, with its manifest premise, the storyline quickly becomes predictable with a message that was repetitive and at times, even forced.

Perhaps not unique, it is extremely well produced and slots in perfectly with the bill of Christmas flicks coming out this season. (SY) ***

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