Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Critic Consensus: A sort of Avengers for the elementary school set, Rise of the Guardians is wonderfully animated and briskly paced, but it's only so-so in the storytelling department.
|Rating:||PG (for thematic elements and some mildly scary action)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family|
|Directed By:||William Joyce, Peter Ramsey, Peter A. Ramsey|
|Written By:||David Lindsay-Abaire|
|In Theaters:||Nov 21, 2012 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 12, 2013|
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Critic Reviews for Rise of the Guardians
The film has a square-jawed elegance that occasionally hits a note of grandeur when it's not just being silly.
Energetic animation and a handful of amusing character touches help, but they can't compensate for the paper-thin story and muddled messages.
A beautiful fantasy adventure that might change a few minds about the power and importance of these childhood fantasy characters.
DreamWorks' newest picture is definitely one for the kids, but director Peter Ramsey makes it fun enough to put a smile on parents' faces.
Audience Reviews for Rise of the Guardians
When this first came out in theaters I skipped it as it didn't look as if it were my cup of tea: the animation was wrong, the concept stilted, I simply wasn't buying it. I hate it when I'm wrong. Beginning with the opening shots of Jack Frost zinging around a pond somewhere, freezing it over, this is simply an entrancing film, DESTINED TO BE A CLASSIC, hitting all the marks for truly enveloping a child's fantasy world while simultaneously reminding adults of that very same. The voice acting too is inspired. A not-to-be-missed tale of the power of dreams.
Beautifully animated adventure aiming more for a younger audience than some other genre films. On the other hand there are plenty of pretty frightening scenes for the little ones. The beautiful worlds, lovable characters and fast-paced action scenes should make for a real favorite among the target audience's films.
Although the animation was good and the story was certainly out of the box, I found its portrayals of beloved figures rather disconcerting. Who can warm up to a grumpy Russian Santa Claus who beats up the competition? Or a nasty, iconoclastic Easter bunny? It's just not a "fun" holiday film in my eyes, and seems to try too hard at being edgy.
Rise of the Guardians Quotes
|North:||I hope the yetis treated you well.|
|Jack Frost:||Oh ya... I loved being thrown in a sack and tossed through a magic portal!|
|North:||Oh good! That was my idea!|
|Jack Frost:||Do you stop believing in moon just because the sun come sup?|
|Jack Frost:||Don't look at me, I'm invisible.|
|North:||We are too busy bringing joy to children! We do not have time for children.|
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