Sunday, March 10, 2013

REVIEW: Rise of the Guardians Hopping Eggs Blu-ray/DVD Gift Pack is perfect for Easter Baskets

Great movie plus cute hopping eggs equal a great Easter basket gift that everyone will enjoy...

My son and I really wanted to see the movie Rise of the Guardians when it was first released during the 2012 Christmas holiday season. But life got in the way and we did not get to see it. So I have very excited when Paramount Pictures sent me a special combo pack of the movie for review.  This special edition combo pack contains the Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet™ Digital Copy of the movie along with two delightful hopping toy eggs inspired by the ones seen in the film.

Rise of the Guardians is a great animated movie that puts a totally new spin on all the childhood folklore that we love and adore.

In the story, the Boogy-man has decided that he no longer wants to exist as a scary figure that lives under children's beds. So he concocts an evil plan to take over the world by making children lose their faith in the existence of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Sandman. You see, these four are really more than what they seem because the Man in the Moon has chosen them to be Guardians - the protectors of childhood innocence.

Santa has a globe at the North Pole that contains a light for every child who believes - and as long as the lights shine indicating that kids still have faith, everything is fine. But as the Boogy-man's evil plot is carried out, the lights all go out one-by-one until only one child in the world still believes. And the four Guardians must now trust in a new unlikely Guardian named Jack Frost to save the world's children from being overcome by their fears.

Rise fo the Guardians is an excellent movie with a terrific plot and wonderful action sequences that kids of all ages will adore. This movie reminded me a lot of how Marvel comics did The Avengers, which brought together all our favorite super heros into one great action movie.

I loved the fact that we see a new spin on Santa, who has tattoos of Naughty and Nice on his arms, and the Easter Bunny who is really from the land down under, Australia. And the story of Jack Forst is a plot twister that unwinds as we learn little by little through the movie who he really is and why he was picked as the new Guardian.

Rise of the Guardians will debut on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, March 12th. And just in time for Easter baskets, the Blu-ray/DVD combo and the DVD will be released in a special gift pack with the film and two hopping toy eggs (inspired by the ones you will see in the film).

So be on the look out for Rise of the Guardians this Tuesday, March 12th and if your want the hopping toy eggs special edition for your child's Easter basket, act fast since they are available in limited qualities at local retailers.


Disclosure: I received a complementary copy of the Rise of the Guardians Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack with special Easter eggs gift pack included.  I am an Amazon affiliate.  All opinions are my own.

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