Written December 03, 2012
Immortal Guardians (Tooth Fairy, Sandman, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Elves, & Jack Frost) will thwart an evil boogeyman named Pitch Black. It was GREAT!!! The children themselves fought to keep the Evil Boogeyman at bay!!!
Written December 03, 2012
I had the opportunity to take two 14 year-olds (one boy, one girl) and two 9 year old (one boy, one girl) to this fun movie, and all of us left with smiles on our faces. We all talked about the movie after we had seen it for the rest of the night, saying things like, "That was a buyer, when it comes on video" and "I haven't had that much fun at a movie in a long time."
At the "heart" of this movie, is a fun loving enjoyable movie that reaffirms your belief in the magic of all of the holidays. Very young ones might find the "Boogey Man" a little scary, but one the major themes of the movie is about how he can't hurt you, if you don't believe in him.
I was thoroughly impressed!
Written October 23, 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 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!