Written November 30, 2012
This move was a surprise as I really didn't know what to expect. My 26 year old daughter and I have a tradition of going to matinee every Black Friday since she was %. We always try to see a holiday movie if possible.
We both enjoyed this 3d adventure and how Jack Frost became a "Guardian".
I did feel sorry for the other is theater who had brought young children, ages -10 as I thought it was little old and dark for them.
Written December 26, 2014
"Rise of the Guardians," is full of action and splendid animation but it has its setbacks in areas that could have made this movie a real showstopper. The concept of each character is unique and that is a reason to see this movie. Santa as a swordsman with a Russian accent, the Easter Bunny as a gruff and strong Austrailian rabbit-man, a mute Sandman and a teenage Jack Frost is certainly something not seen everyday. The characters were very cool. Director Peter A. Ramsey did a good job with his adaptation William Joyce's storybook, the Guardians of Childhood and the animation of the film is vibrant and very aesthetic but one can't help but think this movie has fallen short somewhere. Perhaps the screenplay from David Lindsey-Abaire ("Robots") was too conservative. Not enough liberties were taken in trying to get this movie to really become something wonderful. "Rise of the Guardians" is a likable enough motion picture to completely enchant the imaginations of children. Not the parents.
Written November 25, 2014
This movie was awesome! Great holiday family movie. It will reach children and adults alike with humor and good messages about overcoming fears to find the joy in life. LOVED IT!!!
Written January 28, 2015
I was a bit on the fence about seeing this movie but my 7 year old insisted so we went with his 5 year old twin brothers who pay attention to nothing. I brought the Nintendo DS to keep them busy. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I was fully into it from the beginning and so were all my kids and the entire theater of kids and parents. The story was really good, the actors especially Alec Baldwin as Santa and Hugh Jackman as the Easter bunny were excellent. There were a few scary spots in the movie but not too bad. I say its a must go especially around the holiday season.
Written January 27, 2015
I LOVED THE MOVIE!!!! The theater totally SUCKED!!!!!! IMAX Regal theater in Deer Park NY. They charge more than any other theater. it smells like a barn, they had one line for concessions where the manager split us up and put a large # of us on a different line. There was no cashier and we were almost forgotten about. I went to guest service who said it wasn't her department. should have said sorry, I'll get the proper manger for you. Finally that manager did put us with a cashier and denied she put us on an empty line. Then the ticket attendance directed us to the wrong theater, so as I stood there with winter jackets oversized, overprized drinks and small snacks with 2 kids, we sat in the wrong theater to 20 minutes when we realized it wasn't 3d which I paid extra for. I had to go back to the attnendanct who couldn't care less. Another employee was very nice helped me get my kids, my stuff and the 3d glasses and walked us right to our seats. I will never go to that theater again!!!