Written October 28, 2014
This was an enjoyable movie that had a decent number of emotional moments to it, be it happy or sad or even a little sappy. You feel for the heroes as well as the villain, and it is a rather unexpected ride throughout.
Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny was brilliant.
Written February 11, 2016
I was worried that my squeamish 6-year-old would be scared by this movie, as the previews seemed rather dark. Basing my judgment on previous reviews, however, three generations went and everyone absolutely loved it. The story is a bit dark, but the message is great and uplifting. Highly recommended.
Written November 25, 2012
CGI Animation has come such a long way in only a few years, and this is the kind of movie that could only be done with it. It is aimed squarely at the under 12 set, which leaves the dialogue somewhat lacking for adults, but the storytelling is wonderful.
The character development is good, especially for the central character, Jack Frost, and for Bunny, definitely a counter-intuitive contrast. As my son, a design major, commented, the graphic design of the sets and backgrounds is remarkably good, feeling fully integrated into the story and very satisfying.
Definitely worth seeing, in spite of the slightly sticky sentimentality in it. The voice acting is fabulous, as is the integration between sound and images, and it is very entertaining and fun.
Written November 22, 2012
“Rise Of The Guardians” is an uplifting movie revolving around how child-like wonder ties into the various holiday themes of occasions such as Christmas and Easter. Obviously, many people are going to come away with different interpretations of the movie. For me, I saw a positive message of how beliefs play a powerful role in life and that every person has a spiritual purpose to fulfill in their life (regardless of their level of popularity and/or prestige). “Rise Of The Guardians” is a good film for those who enjoy cheerful animated movies with prevalent holiday themes.
Written November 28, 2015
A good movie nonetheless, but about 1 month too late to watch it - it would have put me in the Christmas spirit. It's also something I'd wait to come on HBO or Starz.