Rise of the Guardians

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.

PG 2012 98 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 68 reviews

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age 7+

Liked it, with a few caveats

Overall, this is a fun movie. I loved the characters, and there was a lot of humor for children and adults. It was fun seeing Santa as a tattooed Russian, Bunny as a boomerang-wielding Australian, Tooth as part hummingbird, and Sandman as a surprisingly good fighter (I did kind of wish one of the guardians were non-white (would have been easy to do this with Tooth) to balance out Pitch being dark). The yetis, huge eggs, and mini-fairies were a nice touch as well. Some parts may be scary for younger kids; my almost-seven-year-old wasn't scared. (Sensitive kid warning: at one point, it appeared as though a main character had died; if my sensitive kid was bothered she didn't say so, but it might bother some kids.) There were a few things I didn't like, two regarding appropriateness and one regarding quality: 1. I had to tell my daughter that no, she shouldn't say "Rack off, you bloody show pony." 2. During the snowball fights, Jack and the kids were aiming the snowballs at heads and faces. I'm not sure which writer thought that was okay. 3. (Quality issue) In some parts, it's really unclear what's going on, and I couldn't understand it until I read the Wiki. I bet some explanatory scenes were deleted for length, leaving "holes."
age 2+

Best movie ever please make a second

This was the best movie I have ever watched and I have 8 children who all loved it this movie deserves more recognition highly recommend watching as well as they should make a second bc I have watched this movie 8 times in one day

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