Written August 28, 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 23, 2012
My kids really liked this movie. I thought it was good, and plays to the same theme as the rest of the cartoon movies. 3d was better than average.
Written December 10, 2012
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!!!
Written December 04, 2012
Out of all the "kids" movies I've seen lately, this one was one of the best. You can laugh, cry, and feel excited throughout the movie without having to cringe. The innuendos in many movies often leaves me having to explain adult topics to my 10 year old. No worries about that in this movie and great life lessons to boot!
Written December 16, 2012
I wasn't excited about seeing this movie, but it was a lot more fun than I expected and the kids loved it. it's well done in terms of the drawing and animation.