Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76% (Critics) / 84% (Audience)
Directed By: Peter Ramsey
Written By: David Lindsay-Abaire
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher and Jude Law
Studio: Paramount Studios
Synopsis: When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (Source)
All of the voice actors did a really great job especially Alec Baldwin who I didn’t even recognize as North.
I also really enjoyed the concept of an Avengers type group made up of familiar storybook/fairy tale characters and the animation was top notch.
Also the character designs were really cool; the animators stayed away from the more traditional depictions of the characters and made some inspired design choices.
The over emphasis on the whole “believe in magic” stuff was a bit hokey and the inclusion of the children in the big final battle with the evil Pitch was the stuff of cornball kiddie fare that has been done a billion times before.
The movie suffered from a couple bouts of hyper messiness in some areas.
Final Verdict: A great concept with wonderful voice acting that sometimes stumbles under all of the hyperactivity. In the end it makes for a satisfyingly entertaining movie that kids and adults will like.