The Polar Express

The Polar Express ★½

The idea of travelling to the North Pole by train is probably what many kids dream of. Will be remembered for the digital effects, a computer animated Tom Hanks train conductor, voiced by himself. Unfortunately, there isn’t a proper story, with low stakes. The whole thing could have been told in 30 minutes. A few incidents occur on the journey, such as stumbling on Santa's production line, but the story doesn’t feel important enough to make a movie of. Why was the Polar Express on its way to Santa? Couldn’t Santa have given the first gift to a kid at their house? A disappointment and my December movie watching can only improve!

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