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The story of a group of heroes - each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Animated Adventure - This animated adventure featuring unusual takes on Santa Claus, the
Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost has some
scary images and moments that may be too intense for very young
children, but on the whole this is safe viewing for most children and
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Rise of the Guardians is enjoyable as a stand-alone adventure - not groundbreaking animation but a solidly entertaining 90 minutes for older children and adults.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Still, let it be said that director Peter Ramsey and his art team have created a crisp, colorful fantasy world, sharper-edged than many feature-length children's cartoons.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average With its fanciful razzle-dazzle, Rise of the Guardians is appealing, if slightly hectic, family fare.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Good It might not have been on your Christmas list, but with its fresh take on the power of myths, 'Rise of the Guardians' is one present you won't want to return.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of xxx moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Nearly everyone loved "Rise of the Guardians." All ages, both males and females rated it very high, especially considering this is an animated kids movie. This is definitely a MUST SEE FAMILY MOVIE FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
What if there were more to the histories of Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the
Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and the Sandman than
anyone ever believed? What if the benevolent givers of gifts, eggs, money and
dreams were much more than they seemed? They are! Immortal, strong and swift, these childhood legends have
been tasked with protecting the innocence and imagination of kids of all ages to
the fullest extent of their powers. When a menace arrives with a plan to erase
the Guardians from existence by robbing children of their hopes and dreams,
these beloved crusaders need the help of Jack Frost (Chris Pine), a reluctant
new recruit who'd rather enjoy a snow day than save the world.
From the deepest recesses of the North Pole, to the rooftops of Shanghai, to a
tiny town in New England and beyond, the Guardians engage in an epic, global
battle against the seductively wicked bogeyman Pitch (Jude Law), whose
machinations to conquer the world by spreading fear across the globe can only be
conquered by the power of belief…and the magic of the Guardians.