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Movie Break: Rise of the Guardians
Rise of the Guardians - 2012 - movie theatre
It is a tradition for us to go see a family movie on Christmas Day. This year dh works so we went on Christmas Eve Day. There were plenty of movies to choose from this year but ds and I have been reading the William Joyce Guardian books since the first one came out so we have planned to see this movie all along and had hoped it would work out to be our Christmas movie. I'm not really going to say to much about it. For the movie itself, I thought it was ok. An enjoyable kid fantasy, better than a lot of stuff over the last years. Ds enjoyed it very much as a movie. The two men with us were pretty much bored, though they did laugh from time to time. As to how the movie compared to the books? It didn't. It didn't have anything to do with the books. AT ALL. Not even the same plot. Some of the same characters, sort of. If you change their names and personalities, and want to call them the same characters. The movie has nothing to do with the books. Enjoy them entirely separately from each other. The books are far, far better and really the movie just can't be compared since they have nothing to do with each other. Movie - Okay, for what it was.
According to my records I have finished this challenge. My numbers don't match up with the official ones on the challenge blog, but I can't be bothered to go back and check which ones I forgot to add to the challenge blog. It doesn't matter though as I intend to keep adding my arcs read to the challenge site throughout the year as I did last year. But for the record this is *my* official list of 31 books for the Platinum Level of the challenge. The challenge blog will have me listed at over 30 soon enough. I'll be adding extras to the bottom of this list.
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published August 12th 2014 by Scribner
Source: Kindle Store
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