Holiday-a-Thon #21 The Polar Express (2004)

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The Polar Express,the 2004 motion capture animation Christmas extravaganza! There’s really nothing negative to say about this film. Tom Hanks delivers some of his best performances ever (yeah, I said performances), showing a wide range, from the conductor through Scrooge to Santa Claus himself (he has six different performances total and they all are among his finest work….. in my opinion that is).

The film is based on the children’s book of the same name by the author Chris Van Allsburg, who in my opinion has managed to capture the very essence of Christmas…. or, at least what Christmas Should be about… as well as the magic and joy in a child’s eye during this magical holidays.

The Polar Express was written (for the screen), directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis, who is without a doubt one of the great filmmakers of our time. The man is really a talented filmmaker, capturing every tone of every scene perfectly, and he adapted the book to the screen with a brilliance that only a select few could’ve done.

A fantastic movie for the most magical of seasons. Clearly, this film earns a spot on my definitive top5, but which spot it gets… well, you’ll just gonna have to wait ’til Thursday’s post for that. Next up on my to-do is The Santa Clause, so tune in later today for some more reading fun. But until then…..



About hanktango

This is not a serious movie review-blog. I do not review movies in a fashion that certified critics would. I think about stuff when I watch movies, and then write about those thoughts I had during the movie. I sometimes also think about other stuff related to movies, like castings, sequels and a whole bunch of other stuff. Sometimes, I even think about video games and then write about that. The only thing that's really specific to my writing, is that I write to you in the same way I would talk to you about all this stuff. So please, enjoy my writings, and if you were to get offended by anything, I would suggest you unravel that bunched up pantyhose you have stuck up your butt and stop being so sensitive, because honestly... that's Your problem, not anyone elses. Thank you! View all posts by hanktango

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