An evil spirit named Pitch (Jude Law) unleashes a full-out assault on the planet and it’s up to a team of Immortal Guardians to protect the children of the world in this animated adventure. Jack Frost (Chris Pine) joins North (Alec Baldwin), Tooth (Isla Fisher) and Bunny (Hugh Jackman) in what amounts to a fairy tale version of The Avengers.
One quietly noteworthy element behind the scenes of Rise of the Guardians is the presence of Peter Ramsey at the helm. The long-time art director (Fight Club and Minority Report) is the first African-American director of a potential animated franchise. Now in theaters. (PG) Not screened for review