Long lines and anxious faces gathered this Saturday at the Western theater for the screening of the 3D fantasy “Rise of the Guardians,” to be released in theaters November 21. More than 50 people were turned away an hour before the movie due to the high number of viewers that filled up the screening room – 249.
The story of the movie, which is rated PG, is about Jack Frost (Chris Pine) joining the guardians – Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), and the Sandman – to stop the evil Pitch Black (Jude Law) from bringing darkness and fear into the children of the world. As good and evil battle in this computer-animated fantasy, the idea that children should believe in holiday magical characters is left up to the viewer to pick on. The message: preserve and guard the belief in children, as they are the future of our world.
“I liked when when Jack Frost saved the children,” said 8-year-old Zoe Pueyo from Logan square who had waited for more than two hours in line to see the movie along with her 14-year-old sister Maia and her dad, Ortiz Pueyo. “My favorite character was the Tooth Fairy,” she added.
The story, though intended for a younger audience, can be enjoyed also by the older ones as it includes a lot of great effects, funny scenes, and a sparkle of holiday magic.
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