The Story: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost are brought together by the Man in the Moon. Their combined forces are needed to battle the Boogeyman, who wants to steal wonder and hope from children and replace the kindly magical figures of childhood with his own wicked one.
My Thoughts: The trailer and concept for this film gave me high hopes, despite its lukewarm reception at the box office and by critics. And the concept doesn’t disappoint. The protagonists are all quirky and amusing, while many of the fantasy elements are unique and fun to see for any fantasy fan.
The story’s execution, however, is a bit stiff and clumsy, which keeps the film from being great, and that may be partly why it wasn’t a big hit. In spite of this, the film’s original fantasy touches and unflinching look at the darkness of evil make it well worth seeing for all lovers of speculative storytelling. It’s a film I look forward to watching again.
Content Overview: A bit of mild crude humor. Some mild violence. More scariness than parents might expect in a film aimed at children.