Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians

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Rise of the Guardians

Animated adventure from DreamWorks (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda) about a group of Holiday legends - Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Toothy Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Jack Frost (Chris Pine) - who set out to stop Pitch the Boogeyman (Jude Law), who is hellbent on sending the world into "eternal darkness".

This is based on a series of books by William Joyce called The Guardians of Childhood. Joyce is also the author of A Day with Wilbur Robinson, which became the 2007 Disney movie Meet the Robinsons.

2012Rating: PG, contains coarse language97 minsUSA
AnimatedKids & Family
72%
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Reviews & comments

Seen Them All

Okay so this gets an extra star just because it is a Christmas movie and it's hard to find Christmas movies for the kids that they haven't already seen. My children loved it, although 'Wreck it Ralph' came out tops in the kids category of movies for the season, but not by much. Highly recommend for a 'Getting into the silly season' movie.

4.0
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Rise of the Guardians

The best way to describe Rise of the Guardians is The Avengers with holiday heroes. There's a lot to love here, but in the end, I was left slightly unsatisfied. The colourful animation and stunning visuals are most likely to amaze. It's well worth your money to see this in 3D, some of the best I've ever seen. Also good voice acting from Chris Pine, Alec...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Even tots may emerge feeling slightly browbeaten by this colorful, strenuous and hyperactive fantasy.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

So full of yuletide razzmatazz that only true Scrooges will have trouble stomaching it. If only Santa's workshop had given the script more of a tinker...

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The character design has real warmth, and the animation is frequently witty and sometimes mesmerizing.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Compare this moderate entertainment to, say, Monsters, Inc., and it really looks feeble.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A crisp, colorful fantasy world, sharper-edged than many feature-length children's cartoons.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

There is a lot to savor, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be exhausting.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A lively and derivative 3D storybook spree for some unlikely action heroes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's gorgeously designed, deftly written and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. For child or adult, this is a fantasy to get lost in.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Boasts a great deal of visual energy and amounts to a lot of fun ...

0
Variety

Variety

press

Even tots may emerge feeling slightly browbeaten by this colorful, strenuous and hyperactive fantasy.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

So full of yuletide razzmatazz that only true Scrooges will have trouble stomaching it. If only Santa's workshop had given the script more of a tinker...

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The character design has real warmth, and the animation is frequently witty and sometimes mesmerizing.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Compare this moderate entertainment to, say, Monsters, Inc., and it really looks feeble.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A crisp, colorful fantasy world, sharper-edged than many feature-length children's cartoons.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

There is a lot to savor, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be exhausting.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A lively and derivative 3D storybook spree for some unlikely action heroes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's gorgeously designed, deftly written and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. For child or adult, this is a fantasy to get lost in.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Boasts a great deal of visual energy and amounts to a lot of fun ...

0

Seen Them All

Okay so this gets an extra star just because it is a Christmas movie and it's hard to find Christmas movies for the kids that they haven't already seen. My children loved it, although 'Wreck it Ralph' came out tops in the kids category of movies for the season, but not by much. Highly recommend for a 'Getting into the silly season' movie.

4.0
0

Rise of the Guardians

The best way to describe Rise of the Guardians is The Avengers with holiday heroes. There's a lot to love here, but in the end, I was left slightly unsatisfied. The colourful animation and stunning visuals are most likely to amaze. It's well worth your money to see this in 3D, some of the best I've ever seen. Also good voice acting from Chris Pine, Alec...

3.0
0