The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express SynopsisI think we can all agree that the best way to describe The Polar Express is: Creepy. They claim to be going for something photorealistic, but the characters look like hollow puppets animated by some dark power of the devil. Hearing Tom Hanks voice coming out of a puppet-like thing that LOOKS exactly like Tom Hanks is freakish, and not the least bit entertaining.
Robert Zemeckis has described the film as being like a painting, a beautiful work of art full of color and imagery, but I just donít see it. It scares me more than anything and I canít imagine spending two hours trapped with these bizarre looking characters on a tiny, mildly magical train. In fact I think I had a nightmare like that once. Thisíll probably give your kids similar ones. Their quest for photorealism looks like it may have fallen completely flat.
The Polar Express Release Date
In Theaters November 10, 2004
The Polar Express Credits
Starring: Tom Hanks, Andrew Ableson, Debbie Lee Carrington, Eddie Deezen, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Jeter, Hayden McFarland, Chris Coppola, Peter Scolari
Written by: Chris Van Allsburg, Roberta Zemekis, William Broyles Jr.
Directed by: Robert Zemekis
Produced by: Steve Bing, Gary Goetzman, Steve Starkey, William Teitler, Robert Zemekis
Distributor: Castle Rock Entertainment, Image Movers, Playtone, Golden Mean, Universal CGI, Warner Bros.
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