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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Frost (voice)
... North (voice)
... Pitch (voice)
... Tooth (voice)
... Bunny (voice)
... Jamie Bennett (voice)
... Caleb (voice)
... Claude (voice)
Georgie Grieve ... Sophie Bennett (voice)
Emily Nordwind ... Jamie's Mom / Jack's Mother (voice)
... Monty (voice)
Olivia Mattingly ... Pippa / Jack's Sister (voice)
... Cupcake (voice)
Ryan Crego ... Burgess Dog Walker (voice)
April Lawrence ... Burgess Pedestrian #1 (voice)
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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 imaginations of children all over the world. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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When darkness falls, the Guardians will rise. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mildly scary action | See all certifications »

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21 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El origen de los guardianes  »

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Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,773,465, 23 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,412,758

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,941,670
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Trivia

On any globe in the film, the island state of Tasmania (off the southeast coast of Australia) is non-existent, despite it being quite large. See more »

Goofs

When the guardians decide to help Tooth collect the remaining teeth after Pitch kidnapped all the fairies, they encounter a tooth-mouse (from the European division). If such divisions exist, having the fairies kidnapped would not have been such a big deal since the job was clearly still being done. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Frost: Darkness. That's the first thing I remember. It was dark, and it was cold. And I was scared.
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The DreamWorks Animation logo features Jack Frost on the moon; he uses his powers to cover the logo in frost and crackle off snowflakes. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Firebird, Suite for Orchestra
Written by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra (as Philharmonia Orchestra)
Conducted by Robert Craft
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Endless Wonders
3 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Rise of the Guardians has a lovely concept about these imaginary childhood legends. It tells a fascinating new mythology about them. It sets out to be highly imaginative and thoroughly heartfelt. With these people making this film, there is no surprise that they succeeded to execute those ambitions. Though, the storytelling is a bit messy with endless action set pieces. Despite of those flaws, it's still whimsically magical and heartwarming.

The story centers a childhood guardian, Jack Frost. Among the guardians, he's the least known and believed by the children. It's pretty interesting since most of us only know very little about him, we intend to intrigue about his story. When it goes to the famous legends, it gets bigger and quicker with plenty of humor. The film is also an action movie. The action scenes are amazingly done and eye candy, but they somehow get excessive causing a bit mess to the storyline. It's charming when they go to their relationship with the children, and it's appealing when it explores to their worlds.

The characters are wonderful enough. The voice performances are great. Chris Pine's performance is charming enough to keep Jack Frost pretty endearing. Alec Baldwin brings plenty of joy to his character. Hugh Jackman uses his Australian accent to the Easter Bunny which really fits to the character. The rest are expectedly delightful.

The visuals are undeniably astonishing. Every scene of the film is spectacular and beautiful to look at, making the experience very magical. The 3D enhances the experience more or less. The character designs are inspired. I bet many would love the Sandman's that looks so lovable. And the music score adds sweetness to the sequences.

Rise of the Guardians is a little bit disappointing but also a bit satisfying. It has the heart in a right amount but only the half of the film. The rest is all action and having fun, but it's not a bad thing. They just could have moderated the craziness and get a bit of focus to the storyline. The film is still worth watching. It can be a classic if it has a better storytelling but if you don't care then that won't be a problem. Overall, it's filled with excitement and beautiful animation. Rise of the Guardians can be considered one of the great films of the year.


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