Rise Of The Guardians is a technically impressive piece of work from the folks at DreamWorks who brought you the spectacular How To Train Your Dragon. It really is quite lovely to watch. Unfortunately, this is where we must get off the positivity train and enter the dark and rotting sled that is everything else about this film. The plot, the characters, the story – all must obey the cardinal rule of a kids film: Don’t be boring. It is a rule that Rise Of The Guardians breaks with aplomb.
We’re still not quite over the whole superhero thing. By the time 2013 rolls along, we’ll have a whole new batch of superhero movies. How many, you ask? Well, not quite enough to fill a list-based feature, so we had to pad it out a bit. Still loads, though.