Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Santa Leads an All-Star Team in the Winning 'Rise of the Guardians'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Santa Leads an All-Star Team in the Winning 'Rise of the Guardians'

Article excerpt

"Rise of the Guardians" is like an "Avengers" for the grade- school set, an all-star gang of iconic characters from childhood.

Santa Claus, aka North (voiced by Alec Baldwin), leads this dream team, but he doesn't act like the jolly man at the mall. The burly Russian with tattooed arms wields two swords and runs a command center where he can monitor kids around the world. North's fellow Guardians are the flittering Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the silent Sandman and a not-so-cuddly Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman, who is more Indiana Jones than Peter Rabbit).

The Guardians' mission is to watch over all children. The four have been summoned by the Man in the Moon to fight Pitch (a wicked Jude Law), a spirit who wants to fill the world with darkness. He plots to make kids stop believing in the Guardians, which would render the legends powerless.

But the Man in the Moon wants to add one more player to the team: Jack Frost (Chris Pine). With his hoodie, spiky hair and nagging amnesia, Jack is like a teen Jason Bourne. …

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