Rise Of the Guardians 2012 PG CC

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An epic adventure of a group of heroes with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit, Pitch, tries to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and the imagination of children all over.

Starring:
Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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Rise Of the Guardians

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Kids & Family
Director Peter Ramsey
Starring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin
Supporting actors Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Khamani Griffin, Kamil McFadden, Georgie Grieve, Emily Nordwind, Jacob Bertrand, Olivia Mattingly, Dominique Grund, Ryan Crego, April Lawrence, Peter Ramsey, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Stuart Allan, Rich Dietl, Jessica Belkin
Studio Dreamworks Animation
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

My kids loved this movie, watched it over and over.
josh shepherd
It's been quite a while since I've watched a movie that made me laugh, cry, and just feel really good after watching it.
Melissa Duerksen
This is one of the best animated movies I've seen in a long time.
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278 of 295 people found the following review helpful By Franklymydear777 on January 17, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
You'll have to just see it to believe.

I'm 47 years old. I normally walk out of animated films which sound too noisy for me.
I not only stayed the entire movie. I watched it again 4 times -- alone even, just to experience it again and again.
The magic of childhood is the magic of wonder, play, dream, believing. And if you still have that imagination left in you,
then maybe you could still sit down, laugh, cry, cheer with your kids while watching this movie.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Jade Kerrion on January 26, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
A great and ancient evil is rising in the land, and it is up to the guardians-Santa Claus, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny-to convince the reluctant Jack Frost to fight for the innocence and imagination of the children of the world

The quirky premise leads into an enchanting tale of faith and self-discovery. Jack Frost, whose heart is as warm as his magical powers are cold, is the reluctant Guardian-elect. Invisible to children, bereft of memories, and unclear as to his purpose, he wanders through life making mischief (the Easter Bunny is still deeply unhappy about the blizzard on the Easter of '64) and racking up more naughty than nice points. But when Pitch Black, the boogeyman, schemes to wipe out the faith of children in Santa Claus and the other Guardians, Jack Frost teams up with the Guardians to bring laughter and joy back to the children of the world. In the process, naturally, he finds himself and his innermost gift.

The premise and plot, though simple, is beautifully written and wonderfully presented. The animation is dazzling and exciting (I'd be first in line for the ice-slicked roller coaster ride through the town, as seen in an early action scene) and the characters are charming and international in their appeal. Santa Claus speaks with a Russian accent and wields double blades. The Easter Bunny is over-sized at eight feet; he wields a boomerang and speaks Australian-ese. It would have been too much, I suppose, to hope that the Sandman would look like Morpheus from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, but little Sandy kicked some serious booty with his Indiana Jones-style whips. The Tooth Fairy smiles too much; she raves and swoons over pearly white teeth. Jack Frost is at turns whimsically charming and heartbreakingly lonely.
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94 of 103 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Hudgens on January 22, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The previews for this movie looked fun and funny; seeing this movie in full-length was an even broader experience. This is one of those movies like "Finding Nemo" or "Toy Story" that will be timeless because of the content, the humor, and the wise message inherent in the storyline. I loved it . . . and so did my 29-year-old daughter and my four-year-old grandson.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A. B. Gann on January 22, 2013
Format: DVD
We took our family to see this when it was in the theater and I have not been able to stop talking about it since. We felt it was so well written, beautiful to watch, and intelligent. I cannot understand why this movie wasn't a bigger hit. There was no aspect of it that left me wishing it had been done differently. I loved it!!
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Nessa on December 7, 2012
Format: DVD
I took my grandchildren to see this movie at the theater and they were completely taken in by it! We, adults were captivated as well. Awesome movie!!! I want to see it again and again!!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 3, 2013
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As a father of a three year old, I pick our movies based on vibrant colors, humour and a child like sense of wonder. This movie has it all. Definitely worth keeping in a childs library and watching all year.
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103 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Tresca VINE VOICE on November 21, 2012
Format: DVD
Ever since "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" comic (not the movie), I've been intrigued by the basic premise: legendary characters from other genres are given the superhero treatment and then brought together under unlikely circumstances to face a global threat. This structure is the standard plot of just about every Avengers and Justice League comic, but only recently -- perhaps a sign of the times -- has cobbling together a diverse cast of characters become movie entertainment.

"Rise of the Guardians" continues the trend by turning the dial on iconic characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman up to 11. Each of these characters gives a gift to children, which in turn causes the children to believe in them and bestows a form of immortality. It's an oddly parasitic relationship that was prominent in Wizard of the Coast's "The Primal Order" supplement, in which deities need worshippers to gain power. Our heroes may not be all that powerful, but they are certainly popular. At least some of them are.

One of the questions weighing on my mind in bringing my five-year-old to this film was how "Rise" would deal with Santa Claus. It's one thing to question the existence of the Tooth Fairy (I never liked her anyway), the Easter Bunny (does anyone believe he exists?), and the Sandman (pretty sure NOBODY believes he exists)...but Santa Claus? That's some tricky turf right there.

Parents needn't worry. Santa is a jovial, dual saber-wielding slavic warrior full of wisdom, jolly humor, and generosity. As voiced by Alec Baldwin, this is a Santa I can get on board with!

The Sandman doesn't speak, but he pantomimes through thought-forms that lend themselves well to 3-D viewing.
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