Rise of the Guardians2012
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.
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Critic Reviews for Rise of the Guardians
Charming, sweet and enchanting, but not without its flaws, Rise of the Guardians is the hopeful, feel-good movie for kids that's fitting for holiday movie watching with the family.
Rise of the Guardians is harmless enough, and the lack of easy pop-culture jokes represents the post-Shrek direction of DreamWorks well enough. But this is the studio's least entertaining film.
The conceit has its charms but too much of this movie, directed by Peter Ramsey, is more clamorous than inspired, and little kids might find parts of it too scarily intense.
This version of Christmas does look a little like that found in the windows of upmarket department stores, but it is undeniably seductive and comforting.
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
|Pitch:||My nightmares are ready, are your Guardians?|
|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:||Do you stop believing in moon just because the sun come sup?|
|Jack Frost:||Don't look at me, I'm invisible.|