You can read here my review of The Dark Knight Rises.
I thought I would kick off with a review of one of my favourite Christmas movies of all time, The Polar Express, that luckily was included in my present. For anyone who hasn’t as yet seen the movie, for me it is a classic family Christmas movie. As we also now have a 3D TV we couldn’t wait to watch it in 3D for the first time.
The story is based on a children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. It retells the tale, of a boy, who is doubting whether Father Christmas exists on Christmas Eve. Just as he is about to go to sleep a magical train pulls up outside his house. It takes him, and a group of other children on an amazing ride to the north pole. It is a trip filled with adventure but becomes a journey of self discovery for all of the children.
I have so many favourite parts to this movie, but I think if I had to choose it would be the Hot Chocolate scene.
Ooh, we got it!
Hey, we got it!
Say, we got it!
With tap dancing waiters, acrobatic plate spinning chefs and hot chocolate pots, that pour from three spouts (I need one of those babies for Christmas please) it’s a very, very cool scene.
Watching it in 3D I actually thought might ruin the magic for me, such is my love for The Polar Express, but it only enhanced the viewing, thank goodness. Some films overdo the 3D with far too many perilous scenes in my opinion, but this was pitched just right. We also invited a couple of children around, who had never seen it before, and they absolutely loved it too.
I love the characters in the story, even the controversial hobo I think adds to the tale. If I was to criticise the movie at all, I would say though I love the animation, and visual effects, sometimes the characters have a rather glazed over feel to their eyes.
I defy even the most bar humbug to not love this tale.
Thank you for reading
The Polar Express on a 3D blu-ray is available at Amazon for £14 at the time of posting this review.