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RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, THE

What to know: Humorous, adorable and magical! The message is to stop and find out what makes you special.
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Recommended age 5-12
97 minutes
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I have seen a lot of movies and this movie has the most amazing graphics and best 3D I have ever seen. I felt like I was in the same room as the scenes. The snowflakes come right at you and make you feel like it is really snowing on you. The man in the moon needs the help of The Guardians to defeat the evil pitch. The Guardians are amazing. The animators and writers do a stupendous job of creating believable characters. The Guardians consist of Santa, who is from Russia - He is jolly and lives in an amazing castle. He has the cutest elves with jingle bells on their heads. They are very funny and helpful. The Easter bunny - who is tough, from Australia and has a boomerang. His adorable eggs actually have legs and can run around. The Tooth Fairy is very different; she is a bird. She has pink wings and blue and green feathers. Her baby birds that help her are the sweetest little creatures. The Sandman is the one who makes all your dreams come true while you are sleeping. The graphics for his amazing talents are fabulous. Jack Frost is one of my favorites. Everything he touches turn into frost. The animation of the frost covering everything is absolutely beautiful. Pitch wants the world to be dark and sad and to lose all hope. The children keep the world safe by having hope. Santa has a magic globe which is bright with lights as long as the children believe but once they stop believing their light goes out. The intricate design of the scenery is the best I have ever seen. Everything, from smallest detail to the large wondering dinosaurs, is breath taking. This movie is humorous, adorable and magical. My favorite scenes are when the Easter Bunny goes on a sleigh ride with Santa Clause and when the baby eggs are running around. The Sandman's magic makes your heart glow. The message is to stop and find out what makes you special. You have to find out what it is that you do best and find your center so you know how to make yourself and others happy. I loved this movie that mixes up holidays so you can watch it year round and get into the mood for the seasons. I recommend this for ages 6 and up. Pitch is frightening. The oversized Santa might be too much for the little ones because I am not joking he looks like you are right next to him. I give this movie 5 out 5 twinkling stars. Morgan Bertsch, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

A magical movie with all your favorite childhood Guardians who come together to protect the children. Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), Sandman and Jack Frost (Chris Pine) are chosen by the Man in the Moon to guard the children. They make sure that all children have wonderful dreams and faith. The more the children believe in the Guardians the more power they have. However, the Boogieman (Jude Law) rises to take over the sweet dreams and create nightmares and children begin to lose faith in the Guardians. Without faith or belief, the Guardians will disappear, the lights will turn off and the earth will be filled with darkness. This is when the Guardians join forces to fight the Boogieman. However, Jack Frost does not join forces to fight. He just wants to have fun and not worry about anything. There are so many funny lines in this movie. My favorite part is when the Tooth Fairy looks at the collection of teeth; she knows which one flosses and exactly who it belongs to. I did not like the Boogieman because he seems so real and I don't want to see him when I sleep. The 3D special effects in this movie are so clear; they are unbelievable. When Jack Frost is flying it feels like you are flying with him and you can actually feel the cold air. The rivers of colors are so bright and clear. However, the music is so-so - not very exciting. The lesson in this movie is find your passion and you will know your purpose in life. The costumes are so awesome, especially the Fairies and Santa and his elves. The message in this movie is that joining forces can be more powerful than being by yourself. My favorite character is Jack Frost. He's very fun. I rank this movie 4 out of 5 stars. I give this age range 3 and up. Cheyenne Nguyen, age 9, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

This movie is awesome. It has a lot of action, a lot of funny parts, and I guess there could be some parts that can be seen as scary too. This movie is all about a guy named Jack Frost who came out of the ice but no one believes in him and so no one can see him. So he is turned into a guardian because the moon chooses him. Kind of strange, right? Well he was chosen to help save the world. He meets a lot of other guardians too but they aren't very nice at first so he isn't sure if he wants to be a guardian! Some of the main characters in the movie are Jack Frost, North, Tooth, Bunny, Pitch, and Jamie. My favorite characters are Jack Frost and Jamie because Jack Frost doesn't want to be a guardian at first but then he fights Pitch and decides he would like to help the world which I like. Jaime is a good boy who believes in the guardians no matter what. He loves to have fun like me, so that proves he is a good character. I hope you like them as much as I do. My favorite part in the movie is when Jack Frost sees his memories because he learns that he had a sister and he saved her from falling in the ice. Sadly he didn't make it and fell into the ice. I felt so bad that he didn't make it but it was good that he saved his sister. I would recommend this movie for ages 4 and up. Pitch can be a little scary at times but I love the movie and there isn't too much to be scared about. Go out and see this movie in theaters on November 21. Anthony Aranda, age 10, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Rise of the Guardians tells the story of Santa Claus (North), The Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sand Man and Jack Frost. Except there's a twist. This isn't your average holiday film. When the Boogie Man (Pitch) threatens to steal Sandy's dreams and turn them into nightmares, the Guardians come together to fight and save the joy and wonder of the children. I love this movie, and so does my little brother. This film is so different than any other holiday film I've ever seen. North, voiced by Alec Baldwin, isn't depicted as some jolly old fat man, but instead he is a tough Russian fighter who will do anything to save the children from the Pitch, and keep them believing in the Guardians. I love that the elves don't make the toys, but instead big furry yetis do. They are very funny, and one yeti keeps painting all of the toys the wrong colors, it is hilarious. The 3D in this film is amazing. The animation is truly beautiful, I love the way the bright colors of the Guardians and their worlds contour the darkness of Pitch and his nightmares. My favorite character would have to be Jack Frost voiced by Chris Pine, because he is the newest Guardian. No one really believes in him so he is often really doubtful of himself and always causes mischief. He ends up staying true to himself and becoming a full on Guardian, with the help of one little boy who believes. I love this whole movie, and there isn't a single scene that I don't enjoy, but my favorite scene definitely has to be when Jack takes on Pitch. Pitch has been trying to get Jack on his side the whole time because they both want to be believed in, but one of my favorite lines is when Jack says to Pitch "You want them to fear you, not believe in you." All Pitch wants is to strike fear into the hearts of the children and to take away their beliefs of the Guardians, but goodness and wonder prevail. Another scene that I really like is when the Tooth Fairy first meets Jack because all of her little helpers, or "Baby Teeth" have crushes on Jack. Whenever he smiles they faint because his teeth are so white and it was very funny. This film is absolutely wonderful, but there are some scary and dark parts so I recommend it for ages 6 and up. This film is perfect, for not only the holidays, but whenever you need some extra wonder in your life. Rise of the Guardians truly deserves 5 out of 5 stars so be sure to check it out when it hits the theater on November 21. Raven Devanney, age 15, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

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