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POLAR EXPRESS, THE (BLU-RAY 3D)

What to know: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
KIDS FIRST ENDORSED POLAR EXPRESS, THE (BLU-RAY 3D) is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-12
100 minutes
DVD
WARNER BRO. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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The beautiful "The Polar Express" film is based off of Chris Van Allsburg's book. When I was little, I loved reading "The Polar Express!" It's definitely a holiday classic. "The Polar Express" film is about a boy who starts to believe that Santa isn't real, when the magical Polar Express comes to his front door and picks him up to go to the North Pole. Along the way, the boy makes friends with other kids on the Polar Express and slowly realizes that the Christmas spirit will always lie in his heart.
The film, like the book, captures the Christmas magic and everything Christmas represents. My favorite part of the film is when the boy runs outside in his pajamas to the magical Polar Express at the beginning of the film. The train is so believable and the sounds are very much the sounds of a real train! It's a very magical scene!
All the artwork and animation is beautifully detailed. I love the rich colors that were chosen for this film. The music is also very powerful and made me feel the Christmas spirit throughout the movie.
My favorite thing about this entire film is that it's original. "The Polar Express" reminds me of nothing I have ever seen before.
I believe that this is a great family film. "The Polar Express" is on DVD and all ages can watch this, although I think for kids eight and under, it might be difficult for them to catch everything the first time seeing it. However, everyone will enjoy and catch the magic of "The Polar Express."
Happy Holidays!
Credit: Phoenix Diller, age 15, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
This book-based film is so extraordinary and remarkable, I don't know where to start. First off, the images are not only true to the book, but the most realistic animation I've ever seen. The use of motion-capture technology to turn actual actors into animated characters is nothing short of fantastic, giving the character an almost life-like quality. Their facial expressions and body movement leads you into thinking they are real. The moving train scenes almost make you dizzy at times. Most important, is the core story by Chris Van Allsburg that winds its way into your heart. The book always comes out at Holiday time at my house and now, so will the DVD.
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.
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Kid Critic video review by
PHOENIX DILLER
Kid Critic video review by
PHOENIX DILLER

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