Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. More for entertainment purposes than educational, but there's an interesting folkloric origin story to how these childhood icons were endowed with the protection of children's hopes and dreams. The movie stresses the importance of the wonder of childhood, including belief in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, etc. Preserving the innocence and joy of childhood is the reason the Guardians exist. Although the movie isn't religious, the idea of faith in something you can't necessarily see is demonstrated as a positive force in children's lives.
All of the Guardians are strong and brave and ready to do what's necessary to protect children.
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The Tooth Fairy and her adorable little fairies keep baby teeth because they store children's precious memories. Santa loves providing toys because they spark imagination and wonder in kids. The Easter Bunny's eggs represent rebirth and new beginnings each spring. Jack's journey is to discover how he fits into the group and what makes him worthy of joining them.
Potential spoiler alerts! Some intense action. Pitch Black and his minions are able to destroy one of the Guardians. The other Guardians begin to lose their powers as children stop believing in them. Pitch cleans out the Tooth Fairy's castle, breaks all of the Easter Bunny's eggs, and generally breaks the hopeful spirit of all the children he encounters. He undoes the work of the Sandman so that kids have nightmares instead of sweet dreams.
Pitch's shadowy black stallions can be frightening. In a flashback, viewers see that the boy who was Jack Frost drowned saving his sister and then transformed into the icon of winter. Santa uses swords. The Tooth Fairy seems smitten with Jack Frost, and a couple of her "baby" fairies swoon in his presence. In one brief scene, Tooth and Jack share a moment of staring in each other's eyes. Australian Easter Bunny says "bloody" this and "bloody" that fairly frequently; Pitch Black tells Bunny to "go suck an egg," and some insults are thrown back and forth, including "coward.
No product placements in the movie, but there's a good bit of Rise of the Guardians merchandise available, from plush sets and figurines to games, apparel, calendars, and more. The story is also based on a book series. Spoiler alert! One Guardian is destroyed but comes back to life at the end of the movie. There's some insulting language like "coward" and "selfish" and "go suck an egg," and in a flashback, a main character drowns but transforms rather than dying.
Whether they personally believe in these characters or not and the nontraditional way they're portrayed here could get some of them wondering Add your rating See all 33 parent reviews.
Add your rating See all 62 kid reviews. When the Man in the Moon tells the existing Guardians that Jack Frost has been chosen to join them, they must convince him to take up the cause before Pitch can snuff out the light of hope in every child of the world. The voice performances are all fantastic. Baldwin is hilarious and nearly unrecognizable as a tough, tattooed Santa who can wield two swords one moment and play with his workshop's toys made not by elves but by yetis!
The Easter Bunny Jackman, for once using his native Aussie accent is a strapping buck rabbit but never call him a kangaroo , and Fisher's Tooth Fairy is lovely and amusingly obsessed with teeth. As the contemplative Jack Frost, Pine nearly reprises some of the characteristics of his young Captain Kirk in Star Trek -- both characters are impulsive loners who don't know how to work on a team until they come into their own and spring into action.
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The movie's visuals are dazzling especially in each of the Guardians' headquarters , the dialogue funny, and the threat from the villain real and disturbing and wow, Law has a creepy accent. Within a few hours of first contacting Mike, I had a home to go to and all the amenities I could ask for.
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