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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.38
I took my daughter to the Polar Express today, and walked out very much in the Christmas spirit. I never knew of a Polar Express book, so the movie was a fantastic journey for both my daughter and me.

I recommend this movie for anyone not in the Christmas spirit, or had a child questioning the existence of Santa Clause.



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My 2 year old niece loved the movie as well. One scene was a little too intense for her, but she loved it.
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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.

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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.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.35
    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
    I'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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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.78
    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    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.


    Originally posted by boxofficemojo.com
    Nov 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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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.13
    Originally posted by PeterStork
    It'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.



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