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RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and the imagination of children all over the world.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 145
- Fresh: 107
- Rotten: 38
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Like most children's movies, Rise of the Guardians mimics the patterns of adult entertainment. Where is the magic in that?
Fresh: A candy cane of a kids' flick which supplies a genuine sense of seasonal cheer.
Fresh: It's gorgeously designed, deftly written and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. For child or adult, this is a fantasy to get lost in.
Fresh: This lovely fantasy has been brought to beautiful 3D life by Peter Ramsey, the visual effects are really something.
A FUN FANTASY ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
"Rise of the Guardians", DreamWorks Animation's latest offering for the holiday season, may not be the strongest or most memorable animated film you'll see this year, but for what it delivers, it's still a joy to watch from beginning to end. With its breathtaking visuals, fanciful cast of characters, and epic action sequences, the movie manages to stay consistently entertaining without ever stranding too far into predictable territory. It's the story of a ragtag team of fairy tale superheroes known as the Guardians (Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman), who enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch (the Bogeyman) from engulfing the world in fear and darkness. As you can tell from that synopsis, this isn't the most original story we're dealing with here, but is that to say it isn't entertaining? Of course not. The film greatly benefits from its refreshingly brisk pace and impressive blend of kid-friendly humor and authentic pathos, even if it does tend to drive its formulaic "believe-in-magic" message into the ground at times. But despite all its minor issues, what inevitably makes "Rise of the Guardians" work in the end is its high-spirited tone. Everyone in the voice cast - from Alec Baldwin as a Russian Santa to Hugh Jackman as an Australian Easter Bunny - fully commit to their characters. Jude Law, in particular, shines as the menacing main villain, Pitch, although no one else really stands out. Like I said, this is far from the most groundbreaking animated flick you'll ever see, but if you wanna watch an enjoyably action-packed film with some kid-friendly jokes thrown in for good measure, "Rise of the Guardians" is definitely worth seeing at least once. If you get the chance, I recommend seeing it in 3D while it's in theaters. It's an awesome experience!
Great, action packed family movie
I took my five year old to see and we both loved it! It's a heartwarming story with lot's of action and great animation. I can't understand anyone who would not find this film enjoyable!!
This movie was just great! Amazing. I do have a crush on jack frost too. He is just too sexy, in a way...
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- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
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