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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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Peter Ramsey

Writers:

David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), William Joyce (based on the book series "Guardians of Childhood" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Jack Frost (voice)
Alec Baldwin ... North (voice)
Jude Law ... Pitch (voice)
Isla Fisher ... Tooth (voice)
Hugh Jackman ... Bunny (voice)
Dakota Goyo ... Jamie Bennett (voice)
Khamani Griffin ... Caleb (voice)
Kamil McFadden ... Claude (voice)
Georgie Grieve Georgie Grieve ... Sophie Bennett (voice)
Emily Nordwind Emily Nordwind ... Jamie's Mom / Jack's Mother (voice)
Jacob Bertrand ... Monty (voice)
Olivia Mattingly Olivia Mattingly ... Pippa / Jack's Sister (voice)
Dominique Grund ... Cupcake (voice)
Ryan Crego Ryan Crego ... Burgess Dog Walker (voice)
April Lawrence April Lawrence ... Burgess Pedestrian #1 (voice)
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Storyline

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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The Sandman Is More Than A Dream See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El origen de los guardianes See more »

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Box Office

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Sandman appears for the first time, he is in Rio de Janeiro, as evidenced by the Christ the Redeemer Statue in the background. See more »

Goofs

When the Man in the Moon communicates to North to identify Jack as the new Guardian, the moon is full. One day later when viewing the moon from North's home, the moon is clearly 3/4 full. Way too much has disappeared over a period of 24 hours. 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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Crazy Credits

The DreamWorks Animation logo has Jack Frost on the moon, and he uses his powers to cover the logo in frost and crackle off snowflakes. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.166 (2012) See more »

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Kemp's Jig
Arranged and Performed by John Bullard
Courtesy of Bunyan Bullard Music
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Endless Wonders
3 December 2012 | by billygoat1071See 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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