Rise Of The Guardians

Synopsis: 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 imaginations of children all over the world.
Director(s): Peter Ramsey
Production: Paramount Studios
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 31 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


That's the first thing I remember.

It was dark, and it was cold.

And I was scared.

But then,

then I saw the moon.

It was so big and it was so bright.

It seemed to chase the darkness away.

And when it did,

I wasn't scared anymore.

Why I was there

and what I was meant to do,

that I've never known.

And a part of me wonders if I ever will.

Hello. Hello.

Good evening, ma'am. Ma'am?

Oh, uh, excuse me.

Can you tell me where I am?


My name is Jack Frost.

How do I know that?

The moon told me so.

But that was all he ever told me.

And that was a long, long time ago.

Still waiting for cookies!


Ah, finally!

Mmm! Mmm.

How many times

have I told you to knock?

- What?

The Globe?

Shoo with your pointy heads.

Why are you always under boot?

What is this?

Have you checked the axis?

Is rotation balanced?

Can it be?


Make preparations.

We are going to have company.

Eighteen central incisors.

Moscow, sector 9.

Uh-oh. Heavy rain advisory.

Des Moines, we've got a cusped

at 23 Maple. Head out!

Wait! It's her first tooth.

Have you ever seen

a more adorable lateral incisor

in all of your life?

Look how she flossed.

My fellow Guardians,

it is our job to watch over

the children of the world

and keep them safe.

To bring wonder, hope, and dreams.

And so I have called us

all here for one reason,

and one reason only.

The children are in danger.

An enemy we have kept at bay

for centuries

has finally decided to strike back.

We alone can stop him.

Oh, it's freezing!

Oh, I can't feel my feet!

I can't feel my feet!

Cookies? Eggnog? Anyone?

This better be good, North.

Sandy, thank you for coming.

I know, I know.

But I obviously wouldn't

have called you all here

unless it was serious.


The Boogeyman was here! At the Pole!


Pitch Black? Here?


There was black sand

covering the Globe.

What do you mean, black sand?

And then a shadow!

Hold on, hold on.

I thought you said you saw Pitch.

Well, uh, not exactly.

"Not exactly"? Can you believe this guy?

Yeah. You said it, Sandy.

Look, he's up to something very bad.

I feel it

in my belly.

Hang on, hang on. You mean

to say you summoned me here

three days before Easter

because of your belly?

Mate, if I did this

to you three days before Christmas...

Please, Bunny. Easter is not Christmas.

Here we go.

North, I don't have time for this!

I've still got two million eggs

to finish up!

No matter how much you paint,

is still egg.

Look, mate,

I'm dealing with perishables.

Right? You've got all year to prepare!

Why are rabbits always so nervous?

And why are you always

such a blowhard?

Tooth! Can't you see we're trying

to argue?

Sorry. Not all of us get

to work one night a year.

Am I right, Sandy?

San Diego, sector 2.

Come on, mate.

Pitch went out with the Dark Ages.

We made sure of it.

I know it was him.

We have serious situation.

Well, I've got a serious situation

with some eggs.

Ah! Man in Moon!

Sandy, why didn't you say something?

It's been a long time, old friend.

What is big news?

It is Pitch.

Manny, what must we do?

Uh, guys,

you know what this means?

He's choosing a new Guardian.

What? Why?

Must be big deal.

Manny thinks we need help.

Since when do we need help?

I wonder who it's gonna be!

Maybe the Leprechaun?

Please not the Groundhog,

please not the Groundhog.

Jack Frost.

Uh, I take it back. The Groundhog's fine.

As long as he helps

to protect the children. Right?

Jack Frost?

He doesn't care about children!

All right?

All he does is freeze water pipes

and mess with my egg hunts!

All right?

He's an irresponsible, selfish...


Jack Frost is many things,

but he is not a Guardian.

- Ya! Ugh!

Oh! Now that, that was fun.

Hey, wind!

Take me home.

Snow day!

Oh! It's freezing!


Whoa! Whoa!

Oh, that looks interesting. Good book?

- All right!

- Yeah!

Snow day!

- Snow day! Yeah.

You're welcome.

Hey, guys, wait up! Are you guys

coming to the egg hunt Sunday?

Yeah! Free candy.

I hope we can find the eggs

with all this snow!

It says here that

they found Bigfoot hair samples

and DNA in Michigan!

That's like super-close!

Here we go again.

You saw the video too, Claude.

He's out there.

That's what you said about aliens.

And the Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny is real.

Oh, he's real all right.

Real annoying, real grumpy

and really full of himself.

Come on!

You guys will believe anything.

Easter Bunny, hop, hop, hop!

- Ow!

- Mom, Sophie fell again!

You okay, Soph?

Jamie, hat.

We don't want Jack Frost

nipping at your nose.

Who's Jack Frost?

No one, honey. It's just an expression.


"Who's Jack Frost?"

Okay, who threw that?

Well, it wasn't Bigfoot, kiddo.


Jamie Bennett, no fair!

You struck first!


All right, who needs ammo?

Look at that!

Crud! I hit Cupcake!

- She hit Cupcake.

- You hit Cupcake?


- Did you throw that?

- No.

It wasn't me!

- Oh, a little slippery!

- Ooh!

- Jamie, watch out!

- Whoa!

- That's the street.

- Stop! There's traffic!

Whoa! Don't worry, Jamie.

I got you. Hold on!

It's gonna be all right!

Keep up with me, kid! Take a left!

Hey, slow down!

Hold up. No, no, no, no.

Is that Jamie Bennett?

- There you go.

- No, no!


- - Oh, my gosh!

- Yeah!

- Wow, that looks serious.

- Jamie, are you all right?

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David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations. more…

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