Rise of the Guardians Movie Review & Wii Video Game

For a few weeks now I've been posting about the Rise of the Guardians video game, which I've had a chance to play and think is pretty awesome. I like the style of the game which allows for drop-in-and-out multiplayer and team work skills. Plus the game has pretty cool graphics.

Rise of the Guardians Movie and Video Game for Wii

Note: I attended an early movie screening. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

So when I was invite to a screening for the Rise of the Guardians Movie, I was excited to see if that characters in the movie were just as cool and how the storyline was fully developed. The video game is based on the story of the Guardians trying to stop the bad guy “Pitch” and his nightmares (which are really horse shaped)

So how was the movie? AMAZING!

The movie starts with how Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine) received his powers, takes us into him deciding if he wants to join a Guardians of Childhood: Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), and the Sandman and ultimately how he's carefree view of life helps the child defeat the bad guy Pitch Black (Jude Law) and saves the day.

I know it sounds like a simple story but the story telling is wonderful and the 3D imagery of the movie is on a new superb level. And the characters... The fact that Santa has naughty and nice tattoos should give you a hint. These fairytale characters are a seriously updated version of our childhood favorites. Trust me. You'll love them!

I do have to caution that some parts (the nightmare scenes) might be a bit scary for young children so be prepared to cover eyes or distract at those part. But overall the movie will leave you and your child with wonderment, a smile and a new belief in the guardians.

Rise of the Guardians Video Game Wii

So how does the movie stand up against the video game? I am pleased to say it stands up very well. Children who saw the movie will definitely enjoy playing the game. Of course the video game can stand on it's own with the story telling, but the movie tie-in is a bonus.

This month D3Publisher released Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game for Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The game is currently rated “E10+” (Fantasy Violence) by the ESRB.

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game is equipped with many never-before-seen spellbinding powers including Jack Frost’s “Snow Fight” move which rapid-fires snowballs at your enemies, Tooth’s “Tooth Chain” ability where she links her collection of mini-tooth fairies together to create a damaging chain whip and Bunnymund’s “Rotten Eggs” attack where he summons eggs that charge and explode. Plus, with tons of epic team attacks at your disposal, you will be able to help the Guardians protect the hopes, beliefs and imaginations of children all over the world!

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game is available for SRP of $39.95 on Wii U system, Xbox 360, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and SRP of $29.95 on Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and DS.

For more information on Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game, please visit www.d3publisher.us or www.riseoftheguardiansvideogame.com

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