Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians
Rise of the Guardians
  • PG
  • 1h 37m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh74%
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A fun-filled magical story about the legendary guardians– Jack Frost (Chris Pine), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy- together for the first time! When the evil boogeyman Pitch (Jude Law) threatens to take over the world, it’s up to our beloved heroes to protect the hopes and dreams of all children. It’s a dazzling and heartwarming family film.

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Certified Fresh74%
Critics 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.
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Common Sense Says
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rise of the Guardians is sort of like The Avengers with childhood icons: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman. There's lots of action and some mild violence revolving around the menacing bad guy Pitch Black, who turns children's dreams into nightmares with his cavalry of scary stallions (some scenes may feel more intense in the movie's 3-D version). (Spoiler alert!) One Guardian is destroyed but comes back to life at the end of the movie. There's some insulting language like "coward" and "selfish" and "go suck an egg," and in a flashback, a main character drowns but transforms rather than dying. Whether they personally believe in these characters or not (and the nontraditional way they're portrayed here could get some of them wondering...), kids will root for the Guardians as they fight the forces of chaos and despair.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:October 28, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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