Screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire (Pulitzer Prize winner for his play Rabbit Hole and recently tapped to rewrite the Poltergeist remake) has managed to make everything we used to believe in as children a quasi-reality. (As much as I despise the idea of anyone trying to remake Poltergeist, Lindsay-Abaire truly has my blessing as he’s been able to so successfully blend family-friendly with the macabre.) Yes, parts of the film get a little dark, but that probably has more to do with executive producer Guillermo del Toro’s sensibilities, which are welcome in spades. All in all, with Rise of the Guardians, the year’s best animated feature has also risen and once you see it, you’ll believe it.
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