Written September 19, 2014
Great family movie. Excellent 3-D animation, fun characters, and a good, happy message for everyone this holiday season. Funny, not too scary for smaller kids. Though the basic story is predictable, it is a nice new twist. David Lindsay-Abaire is a terrific screenwriter (and playwright!).
Written April 27, 2015
This is now one of my favorite Christmas movies!! I loved the meanings behind the story. My children really enjoyed it and asked for it for Christmas.
Written July 29, 2014
The Rise of the Guardians is nothing special, in terms of deep, thoughtful drama, but is a suitable holiday entertainment, pitching childhood fantasy heroes Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and The Sandman, (joined by Jack Frost) against Pitch Black, the purveyor of everything dark, fearsome and scary in kids (in other words, the BOOGEYMAN). Good entertainment for kids upwards of about six to seven years old with their parents, as well as anyone with a vivid imagination. 3d effects were somewhat uneven, and were mostly of the in-your-face variety, so save your money and see the version without the bells and whistles....
Written August 05, 2015
Maybe it is the holiday season that makes this movie so enjoyable. Whatever the reason, Rise of the Guardians is a good way to spend 1 1/2 hours. The concept of a tattooed, Russian, sword-wielding Santa, who has Yetis creating toys, is hilarious. Loved the tough Easter Bunny storyline, also. However, these very images that amused and entertained me MIGHT not be entirely appropriate for children younger than 9 years.
Written May 25, 2015
When I saw the commercials with an Aussie (Hugh Jackman) giant Easter Bunny and Biker-like Russian Santa, I wasn't sure I'd like this film. But my 6 yr. old coerced me into taking her with her big brown eyes and very glad she did! If you can get over the strangeness of those two characters and enjoy the original fantasy and heart-warming story! She and I are both in love with Jack Frost now, and it will remind you of the wonder and beauty of being a child again! Highly recommended for kids and adults will enjoy it too. The 3D esp. made it fun when the characters are flying through the air!