COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
$129.99
The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$38.99
Batman: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$189.99
Hercules 3D (Blu-ray)
$24.99
24: Live Another Day (Blu-ray)
$39.99
God's Not Dead (Blu-ray)
$17.29
Hercules (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Big Chill (Blu-ray)
$27.59
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (Blu-ray)
$30.98
Man of Steel Limited Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Love Lab: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$37.28
The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Los Angeles Kings: 2014 Stanley Cup Champions (Blu-ray)
$18.99
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Blu-ray)
$99.99
Marvel Bundle (Blu-ray)
$64.99
X-Men and the Wolverine Collection (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figure Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$14.99
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$24.99
To Love Ru Darkness: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$37.28


Rise of the Guardians


2012 | 97 min | PG | 1.85:1

Rise of the Guardians

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.3
223
ratings.


User reviews


No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal

 
Family100%
Adventure86%
Animation85%
Fantasy82%
Comedy53%
Holiday12%
50
fans

2755
Blu-ray
collections
30
DVD
collections
200
UV
collections
58
iTunes
collections
2
AIV
collections

Theatrical release date


 21 November, 2012
 30 November, 2012

Country of origin


 United States

Technical aspects


3D (native)
IMAX

Box office


 $103,412,758
 $306,941,670

Links


                 

Overview Preview Cast & crew Screenshots User reviews News Forum

Rise of the Guardians

 (2012)

Screenshots from Rise of the Guardians 3D Blu-ray

Rise of the Guardians Preview  

8
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, November 21, 2012

“Rise of the Guardians” might appear to be another holiday-themed romp released during a special time of year when audiences are in the mood for such festive distractions. However, one only has to read the credit “Executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro” to appreciate just what type of fantasy experience the feature actually contains. With a taste for nightmarish imagery and a detailed reworking of its league of extraordinary magical figures, “Rise of the Guardians” has a harder edge than I’m sure most families will be expecting, yet this focus on adventure and concentrated evil creates an engaging movie with plenty of excitement and a true sense of character motivation, gifting the material impact when all signs point to numbing frivolity.



Sensing an opportunity to return to power in the minds of children across the globe, boogeyman Pitch Black (voiced by Jude Law in a scene-stealing performance) makes a play for domination, hoping to disrupt happy times everywhere with his colossal powers of fright. Called into duty to defend innocence are the Guardians, with North (Alec Baldwin), Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Tooth (Isla Fisher), and mute sleeping agent Sandman gathering to work out a way to thwart’s Pitch’s evil plan. Offered an invitation to join the group is Jack Frost (Chris Pine), a loner without a past who’s been spending the last few centuries keeping winter mischief alive. Initially refusing a place on the team, Jack comes to understand that Pitch holds the key to his missing identity, urging the master of ice to make nice with the Guardians and put Pitch down for good. While war wages between opposing forces during the Easter holiday, Jack focuses on his prize, also coming into contact with Jamie (Dakota Goyo), one of the last few boys in Earth who believes in the Guardians, displaying a power of imagination and faith that fuels their courageous efforts.

Based on the “Guardians of Childhood” literary series by author William Joyce, “Rise of the Guardians” has quite a playground of imagination to explore. The premise plays like an “Avengers” of iconic holiday and childhood heroes, teaming Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman together to fight an exceptionally devious and persistent villain who employs his wrath of intimidation and mental infiltration to snuff out positive thoughts, hoping to crush the Guardians by manipulating children to surrender their belief in these mighty forces of happiness. It’s a traditional showdown of good vs. evil, only the players have been reimagined, finding North a Russian behemoth with “Naughty” and “Nice” tattoos on his forearms, Bunny a sizable Australian rabbit quick with a boomerang, Tooth a fluttering creature overseeing an army of miniature fairies, and Sandman a particularly skilled brawler who communicates via images he manufactures over his head. These are bulked-up, gift-distributing champions are prepared for a fight, trusting lunar boss The Man in the Moon with missions and guidance, looking to rid the world of their longtime nemesis, Pitch Black.



As with any sizable story of a major fantasy team-up, “Rise of the Guardians” embraces these eclectic characters, taking in their combative personalities and specialized home worlds of holiday and monetary fulfillment. Perhaps the best scene of the film finds the gang working together to preserve Tooth’s routine of teeth collection, buzzing around various countries on a quest to keep kids believing in the power of pillow magic. The frantic time is also used to develop the characters as more than just impressive designs and cheeky updating, finding Bunny particularly irritated by Jack Frost’s contributions, furthering a running joke of competition between the titans. Another sequence involving the preservation of Easter happens mid-movie, once again triggering an amusing and exciting sense of panic to boost the tension of the picture, while director Peter Ramsey tinkers with the strange particulars of this world, with its living eggs taking dye showers, North Pole yeti assistants, and giant stone egg enforcers giving boss Bunny a hand.

While “Rise of the Guardians” is all about the group dynamic, the story of Jack Frost represents an emotional entry point for the audience. An impish figure of winter manipulation, Frost doesn’t have a memory predating his turn into immortality, creating a yearn within the frigid man to understand where he came from, eager to prove his humanity. It’s a formulaic arc of self-discovery to ease the picture’s transition between acts, yet the screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire treats the journey with a comfortable ache of confusion that encourages interest in Frost’s awakening. A potentially off-putting character is given an interior quest worth the screen time, while Pine nails the puzzlement and obsessive needs of the hoodie-sportin’ snow machine.



“Rise of the Guardians” is filled with action and extravagant displays of animated imagination, sustaining a solid narrative pace with blasts of eye candy and holiday embellishment. Although there’s a concentrated effort to turn North’s diminutive, slapstick elves into the Minions from “Despicable Me,” the feature maintains an original perspective on acts of heroism, with colorful, charismatic characters and a rousing celebration of the preciousness of childhood innocence. With any luck, the Guardians will return to duty again one day, and I hope they introduce a few new friends to help explore the warrior might of the calendar year. My wish list? Hanukkah Harry, Saint Patrick, and the Great Pumpkin.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, Jude Law, Dakota Goyo
Director: Peter Ramsey

» See full cast & crew


Rise of the Guardians, Forum Discussions



Topic
Replies
Last post
Rise of the Guardians 59 Aug 08, 2013


Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
Gold Box Deal of the Day
Today only: $129.99

Buy Now


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Sabotage
2. Insomnia
3. Scanners
4. Ginger Snaps
5. Transcendence
6. The Essential Jacques Demy
7. The Legend of Billie Jean
8. Under the Skin
9. American Hustle
10. Heaven Is for Real
11. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
12. A Hard Day's Night
13. Lucy
14. The LEGO Movie
15. The Dark Knight Trilogy

Trending in Theaters
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. The Purge: Anarchy
3. Under the Skin
4. The LEGO Movie
5. Sabotage
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
8. 22 Jump Street
9. Sex Tape
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
11. Transcendence
12. Lucy
13. The Grand Budapest Hotel
14. 300: Rise of an Empire
15. Snowpiercer

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The LEGO Movie
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Divergent
4.  Les Misérables
5.  Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase On...
6.  Noah
7.  Heaven Is for Real
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
9.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
10.  Batman: The Complete Series
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
2.  Divergent
3.  Noah
4.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
5.  Batman: The Complete Series
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
7.  Godzilla 3D
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
10.  The Fault in Our Stars
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
2.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
3.  Les Misérables
$8.99, Save 61%
4.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
6.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
$38.99, Save 61%
7.  Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figur...
$14.99, Save 75%
8.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
9.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$9.99, Save 63%
10.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes
$9.00, Save 74%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled

 United States


$219.00 $129.99





The Dark Knight Trilogy

 United States


$99.97 $38.99





Batman: The Complete Series

 United States


$269.97 $189.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices