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Magical from beginning to end,
This review is from: The Polar Express - Special Edition [DVD]  (DVD)
I read the picture book of the Polar Express some years ago. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is about as Christmassy as you could imagine. The film brings those illustrations to life, and adds wonderful elements to the story. The animation, colour, music and emotions in the story are all beautiful and captivating. It is like a magical dream, and I think the DVD of the Polar Express will rank along such classics like 'The Snowman', 'The Santa Clause' etc as a Christmas perennial family must-see. The two children singing 'When Christmas comes to town' on the back of the train is very moving, the sequence when the girl's ticket blows off the train and through the snowy night is phenomenal, and Josh Groban singing 'Believe' at the end credits is beautiful. A movie for kids, sure, but also a reminder to us grown-ups that being child-like is a quality, not a weakness.
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Initial post: 30 Mar 2013 19:41:41 GMT
I know exactly the sequence you mean with the ticket; the way it floats passed a pack of wolves, and is caught by a flying eagle, that sequence is nothing short of breathtaking, has such a sense of wonder.
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