New Poster For Epic, Screenplay For Rise Of The Guardians - It's A William Joyce Double
Last year's Rise of the Guardians, which disappointingly wasn't a sequel-spawning box office hit despite being really rather good indeed, was adapted from stories by William Joyce. The same is true of this year's Epic.
I saw Rise of the Guardians right before Christmas and LOVED it. The mixture of the epic and the personal blew me away. I discussed this with a few friends after encouraging them desperately to see the film, and we all agreed the name was a big part of its failure. Most of my friends thought it was "that owl movie" (Guardians of Ga'hoole?), and dismissed it. Even on its own, "Rise of the Guardians" is an example of very dull, intangible words that, even after seeing the movie, doesn't say much at all about the plot.