Rise of the Guardians 3D

Rise of the Guardians 3D

Rise of the Guardians 3D

Animated adventure from DreamWorks (ShrekKung Fu Panda) about a group of Holiday legends - Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Toothy Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Jack Frost (Chris Pine) - who set out to stop Pitch the Boogeyman (Jude Law), who is hellbent on sending the world into "eternal darkness".

This is based on a series of yet-to-be-published books by William Joyce called The Guardians of Childhood. Joyce is also the author of A Day with Wilbur Robinson, which became the 2007 Disney movie Meet the Robinsons.

2012Rating: PG, for thematic elements and some mildly scary action97 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family

Reviews & comments

Rise of the Animations

Rise of the Guardians Awesome kids film, with the always present 'be who you are' and 'trust in your abilities' message that makes these films so enjoyable. There was quite a few good adult humoured parts with strange and not-so-obvious but good references throughtout. Kinda like 'The Polar Express' (without being so creepy) with a little 'Aurther...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Even tots may emerge feeling slightly browbeaten by this colorful, strenuous and hyperactive fantasy.

Total Film

Total Film

press

So full of yuletide razzmatazz that only true Scrooges will have trouble stomaching it. If only Santa's workshop had given the script more of a tinker...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The character design has real warmth, and the animation is frequently witty and sometimes mesmerizing.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Compare this moderate entertainment to, say, Monsters, Inc., and it really looks feeble.

2.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A crisp, colorful fantasy world, sharper-edged than many feature-length children's cartoons.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

There is a lot to savor, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be exhausting.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A lively and derivative 3D storybook spree for some unlikely action heroes.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's gorgeously designed, deftly written and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. For child or adult, this is a fantasy to get lost in.

4.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Boasts a great deal of visual energy and amounts to a lot of fun ...

Variety

Variety

press

Even tots may emerge feeling slightly browbeaten by this colorful, strenuous and hyperactive fantasy.

Total Film

Total Film

press

So full of yuletide razzmatazz that only true Scrooges will have trouble stomaching it. If only Santa's workshop had given the script more of a tinker...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The character design has real warmth, and the animation is frequently witty and sometimes mesmerizing.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Compare this moderate entertainment to, say, Monsters, Inc., and it really looks feeble.

2.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A crisp, colorful fantasy world, sharper-edged than many feature-length children's cartoons.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

There is a lot to savor, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be exhausting.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A lively and derivative 3D storybook spree for some unlikely action heroes.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's gorgeously designed, deftly written and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. For child or adult, this is a fantasy to get lost in.

4.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Boasts a great deal of visual energy and amounts to a lot of fun ...

Rise of the Animations

Rise of the Guardians Awesome kids film, with the always present 'be who you are' and 'trust in your abilities' message that makes these films so enjoyable. There was quite a few good adult humoured parts with strange and not-so-obvious but good references throughtout. Kinda like 'The Polar Express' (without being so creepy) with a little 'Aurther...

4.0