A co-worker took his kid to see it and ended up in the front row of the biggest auditorium at our new Century 20-plex. Apparently, the kid totally freaked out at the sound of the train arriving, which was pretty loud as you might imagine.
I don't have kids, but I'm a fan of a number of "kids" movies that have been released the past few years. I love the Harry Potter films. I've loved all of the Pixar films ("The Incredibles"...WOW.) But I got nothing out of "The Polar Express".
Sure, I liked some of the computer animation, but the story as a whole...this is one that came off as strictly for the kids to me.
The book is amazing. It's a really short story with marvelous art work. They took that and stretched it into a 90 minute movie. They stuck to original story, but there is a lot of filler in there. My kids (8,7 and 5) really enjoyed it, but what do they know? They've only been to the theater to see a movie twice.
Originally posted by Mr Heel III've loved all of the Pixar films ("The Incredibles"...WOW.)
Since "The Incredibles" thread is closed - I finally got to see that movie last weekend and was totally impressed! I also was just curious if anyone noticed at the beginning when Mr. Incredible was trying to remember "Incredi-boy"'s name. "Brody... no, Buddy!" Nice shout-out for Jason Lee! As for the Polar Express - I was suprprised there wasn't more advertising for this ahead of time. Haven't seen it and probably won't until I watch it next Christmas or later with my daughter.
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This movie is on the playlist for this weekend for me and the little dunks (4&6). My girls love the book and when we read it a day or two before Xmas, Mrs Dunk rings a small bell downstairs at the end and the kids race off to find Santa.
The critics savaged the movie but the audience seems to be building, I haven't confirmed it but I heard last weekend that this movie has actually been growing at the box office each week rather than declining.
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Originally posted by dunkndollazThe critics savaged the movie but the audience seems to be building, I haven't confirmed it but I heard last weekend that this movie has actually been growing at the box office each week rather than declining.
Originally posted by boxofficemojo.comNov 12–14 #2 $23,323,463 Nov 19–21 #4 $15,668,101 -32.8% Nov 26–28 #4 $19,389,297 +23.8%
It's not going to do anything stellar, mostly because the freaky animation is scaring away a lot of people, and The Incredibles is just too much of a draw - I've almost gone to see Express several times, but instead have ended up donating money to Brad Bird and Pixar a total of six times. Competition's a bitch.
The whole Christmas thing should keep it in the money for another few weeks, I would guess. Maybe I should help it with that this week, if Closer, Neverland and Sideways don't steal me away first.
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Originally posted by PeterStorkIt's not going to do anything stellar, mostly because the freaky animation is scaring away a lot of people
Seriously. That's the one thing that prevented me from taking the nieces to see it. When I saw the previews, I could've sworn Santa was yelling in tongues and swinging a giant sword while Dio's "Holy Diver" played in the background.
Right after she said that, I started laughing for a few minutes because it reminded me of the excellent 'Titular Line Guy' skit from UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE where the video store guy claimed to have been in STAR WARS and OUT OF AFRICA.