The Polar Express Reviews
Worst. Xmas. Movie. Ever.
(who is unnamed for some reason) But Tom hanks who plays the conductor was just awesome. Sure he can be stern sometimes but he's just full of energy and I love his passion for conducting the train. Tom Hanks also plays other characters such as the Boy's narration,the Boy's father,the Hobo and Santa Claus but sadly that is sort of distracting hearing Tom Hanks's voice on different characters. Don't get me wrong I love Tom Hanks but I felt like they could have gotten other actors to do voice work especially for the Hobo. I don't mind him doing Santa and the Boy's father because they have smaller roles but the rest of the characters make it seriously distracting and confusing for me. As for the story, There are parts that they added filler to stretch the movie to an hour and a half. Some do really work while others don't. In short I do love the filler of believing in Santa and the kids going thru the North Pole after getting lost. As for the rest of the filler, it isn't bad but sometimes it's kinda confusing. I won't go into too much but let's just say they try maybe a little too hard to make it epic when sometimes it really doesn't need to be that way. Some examples may include losing a ticket or the train sliding on the Ice I just think it's a little bit extreme compared to what the book's tone was. The Polar Express does have problems but I still think it gets hated on way too much. While the book is better I still can't deny that the people put all their heart and talent into making this movie because they owe it to such a well know classic book. I really do like this movie and while it might not be a classic to some I think it will be a classic to me. (B+)