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Rise of the Guardians

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Peter Ramsey

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About the Movie

A fun-filled magical story about the legendary guardians– Jack Frost (Chris Pine), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy- together for the first time! When the evil boogeyman Pitch (Jude Law) threatens to take over the world, it’s up to our beloved heroes to protect the hopes and dreams of all children. It’s a dazzling and heartwarming family film.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 149
  • Fresh: 110
  • Rotten: 39
  • 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? – Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, Nov 22, 2012

Fresh: In one of the best, brightest, most beautifully realised and visually sumptuous tentpole animation films of the absolute joy to behold, as lovingly made a piece of corporate entertainment as you're likely to find at the multiplex. – Jim Schembri, 3AW, Dec 26, 2012

Fresh: From the wind rustling through Jack Frost's white hair to the panoramic vistas as they fly through the sky, it all looks amazing. – Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane, Dec 15, 2012

Fresh: Rise of the Guardians is both reasonably quirky and mildly serious. It wants children to believe there's more to animation than fast food tie-ins. – Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age, May 24, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Definition of Underrated

This movie will go down in history, along the likes of "The Iron Giant" and "Treasure Planet", as not being appreciated upon it's original release. This is a simply gorgeous movie on all levels, and I for one am sad it wasn't even nominated in the Oscars.


Deserves to be more popular, a great movie

In relation to “How to Train Your Dragon”

“Rise of the Guardians” made me cry. One because of Jack's past, two because Sandy dies, and lastly, because of William Joyce's daughter Mary Katherine Joyce.

But I also thought that it seemed a lot like “How to Train Your Dragon”. Just look at the facts. Hiccup was on his own because he was picked on. Jack was on his own because the children of the world didn't believe in him. Jack suffered the loss of his FAMILY. And Hiccup suffered the loss of his MOTHER.

There are a lot of other reasons why they're similar. But I'm not going to describe all of them.

This movie is absolutely fascinating. I really hope Billy Joyce decides to make a sequel.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2012

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