Rise of the Guardians

Theatrical Release: November 21, 2012
DVD Release: March 12, 2013
Rise of the Guardians


Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes — each with extraordinary abilities. 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 imagination of children all over the world.

Dove Review

“Rise of the Guardians” is a fantasy adventure that brings all of the mythical children’s characters together in an attempt to stop an old foe. Jack Frost plays a central role in the film. He feels alone since none of the children believe in him, leaving Jack feeling invisible and unloved. There is plenty of action in this film and the characters are fiercer than we remember them in their traditional roles. However the story is quaint and breathes new life into these old friends from our childhood.

Can Jack find his “center” and save the day? Or, will the “Boogie Man” win out and scare children forever? You will have to go and see the film to find out. While there are some scary scenes in the film, we feel that children around eight and over will enjoy the movie. We are pleased to award this imaginary tale our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: "Bloody"-1 "Rack-off"-1; "Suck an egg"-1
Violence: Kids have a snowball fight; boy is hit by a couch and knocks a tooth out; many chase and fight scenes between the Guardians and Pitch; Fairy knocks a tooth out of a character; Santa has two swords and the Easter Bunny has a boom-a-rang but both only use these on horses that are made of black sand.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Some frightening images of black horses chasing and fighting the Guardians and scaring children; Santa has a tattoo on each arm - one says "Naughty" and the other "Nice".


Company: DreamWorks
Director: Peter Ramsey
Genre: Animated
Starring: Voices of: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, Dakota Goyo
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe