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FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIES

THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)
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Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis and Eddie Deezen

Rated G
Genre: Fantasy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Violence

THE PLOT:

A little boy who starts to believe that there is no Santa Claus gets a rude awakening, as a magical train called The Polar Express stops in front of his house.

Now he's having a magical journey to the North Pole to meet Santa and re-awaken the childhood love of Christmas and Santa Claus.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Wonderous, marvelous, stupendous animation. Like nothing I've seen before, and Tom Hanks playing all those roles. The story is cool, the characters are cool. The ghost hobo is cool. Let's face it almost nothing is wrong with this movie. My only complaint is minor and I think the children would be less creepy if they had names. Look at the credit listing, it says thing like HERO BOY and KNOW-IT-ALL. These are names the script gave them. I would think to make them more well rounded characters the one thing they would been first is a name. I'm just saying. But that is so minor it didn't even effect the grade I'm giving it. The animation and the Tom Hanks is the main attraction and the main appeal of the Polar Express and I hope this new kind of motion capture is around a long, long time. 10 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree, I would love to be a child in this time peroid. The technology is so much more advanced since I was a little boy. But I guess when you are a child at heart like me it doesn't really matter. I too like the movie and Tom Hanks. Nice to see him take a break from all those uncool, boing dramas like SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and THE ROAD TO PRODITION. 10 STARS from me as well.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ KILLER ANIMATION (The anazing animatation in the real appeal to the movie.)
+ TOM HANKS (Always been a fan, allthough we don't always like his movie choices.)
+ CHARACTERS (For the most part the characters work.)
+ STORY (I wish they had this train in real life.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- NAMELESS CHILDREN (Why didn't the children have names?)

...AND FINALLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (If you don't observe Christmas or aren't into animation then this isn't for you.)

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