Our resident film expert Gavin Miller reviews the latest movie release.
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG)
With animations being thrown into cinemas like confetti this could well be the first new franchise – outside of the Pixar movies – to reignite the genre once again.
This epic adventure (also available in 3D) looks like it could show some sorely needed innovation as Jack Frost (Chris Pine) is hand-picked to join a team headed by the most famous fairy tale icon of all, Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin).
The immortal team – which also consists of The Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Sandman – must combine their powers to take on the evil spirit of boogeyman Pitch (Jude Law), who is up to some dastardly world-conquering trickery.