20.8.12

Movies I Gotta See = Rise of the Guardians 11/21/2012




Wasn't that just totally wicked?!

No seriously, when I first watched the trailer I thought for sure that it was some kind of badass Anime come to life! Well I guess that's mostly thanks to Jack Frost's sharp features and windswept silvery blue hair...  Sigh...isn't he hot in like a not literal way? But anyhow, even without that there's also the colors, the magic, the spells, the action, the bad guys, the saving the world and stuff, you know, just your typical Anime set-up. And get this, it's FROM THE CREATORS OF HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. That's like just the best animated movie I've seen in like ever! It's now totally in a whole different level people!

In any case, when the lead character Jack Frost came up, I wondered, why do I know and not know this guy?? It's like I've heard him from everywhere but I don't know where, you know? So I did a bit of light reading on his background... mainly the first paragraph of Wikipedia.
Jack Frost is a sprite-like character with roots in Viking lore. There, he is known as Jokul Frosti ("icicle frost"). In Britain and United States, Jack is a variant of Old Man Winter and is held responsible for frosty weather, for nipping the nose and toes in such weather, coloring the foliage in autumn, and leaving fernlike patterns on cold windows in winter. He sometimes appears in literature, film, television, song, and video games as a sinister mischief maker. -- Wikipedia
 I especially like how he's a natural born mischief maker, and here it's up to him to save the world stuff :)

It's also based on a book called The Guardians of Childhood, written by William Joyce. I'm glad when the author of a book also gets to be a screen writer and producer for the film. I bet a lot of his imagination was integrated into the film because of it. I also like his idea of making the books different from the film, you just know he always wants to come up with something fresh to offer.
Although the film is based on the Joyce's book series, The Guardians of Childhood, it is set up separate from the books. The series, which, when completed, will consist of 13 books, explains the origins of Although the characters, but the film takes place about 200 years after the books, and shows how the characters function now. Joyce explained: "Because I don't want people to read the book and then go see the movie and go 'oh, I like the book better', and I also didn't want them to know what happens in the movie." -- Wikipedia
To cap it all off, here's the first official trailer. Who knew Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Sandman and Tooth Fairy can be such badasses?!


I CAN'T WAIT! How about you?

Mark your calendars, release date is November 21, 2012.