Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Watching on Wednesday: Rise of the Guardians

Title: Rise of the Guardians
Type: Movie
Age Group: Youth
Release Year: 2012
My Rating: 4.5/5

Jack Frost came to Earth without knowing why he exists. All he got from the Moon is his name. So for hundreds of years, he creates snow storms and dominate the winter season with his magic.

This holiday season, Santa receives a visit from an unexpecting and dangerous guest at the North Pole. He immediately calls out to all of the Guardians (Sandman, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy) for a meeting. They realize that Pitch, the Boogeyman, is back and he is out to make sure the children around the world no longer believe in the Guardians.

The Guardians ask the Moon for help and it reveals to them that the next Guardian is Jack Frost. Will this forgotten legend be able to defeat Pitch?

After my exams, I really wanted to see a movie to just kick back and relax to. I debated between this and Wreck-It Ralph. This movie won because I wasn't able to make it to Wreck-It Ralph. A lot of people hyped about it online and a friend of mine claimed to watch the movie in theatres twice because it was just that good. And she was definitely right!

Rise of the Guardians has stunning visuals from the very start to the very end. Watching it in 3-D definitely brought some of it out (though I feel it would be fine to watch it without the 3-D version). I absolutely love the uniqueness of each Guardian. It's fun to see how each character is interpreted. For example, the Easter Bunny has an Australian accent with an attitude. I found the world and the different dimensions created in this movie to be very fun, always with never-ending surprises. I wished, however, they gave us a glimpse of other creatures. Like the leprechaun that was briefly mentioned. 

The story is very heart-warming, especially when it gave more insight to Jack Frost's past. I think this is an absolutely perfect movie for the whole family this holiday and something anyone can really enjoy. So if you are trying to decide what movie to hit up this winter, definitely check out Rise of the Guardians!

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