'The Polar Express' Movie

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The one I always liked as a kid was Miracle on 34th Street.

Never analyzed it for meaning or anything as an adult, it may be just some kiked up claptrap.
 

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Tom Hanks always made my skin crawl even before I learned about his pedo-murder-ring thing. I've despised him since the cross-dressing series and Gump made me loathe him even more
 

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Christmas has always been a very heartwarming time for me, as I'm sure most of the fellow Christians here (maybe the non-Christians too, but probably not the lurking ADL anti-Christ jews).

You're right, there are too many "Christmas" movies which are just goofy commercial pointless fluff. But I really enjoyed the Polar Express when it came out, even though I was an adult. Partially because of the neat (for the time) CG style. And it was just a decent movie, with the theme of faith and kindness, as you said. I guess that's about as close a modern movie can get to a Christian message without people whining about it and pushing it into the corner as a "religious movie".

My favorite Christmas film is It's A Wonderful Life. I watched it as a boy, and every Christmas since, but it's given me a new meaning in recent years.
We used to warch Disney's Christmas carol every Christmas eve when I was a kid. Good times.
 

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I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!

Polar Express
Home Alone (number two is okay, as well)
It's a Wonderful Life
Mickey's Christmas Carol
Garfield's Christmas special

I could go on and on. Fun thread!
 

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Wholesome thread. Love it.

Some of my favorite Christmas movies:

Die Hard
Lethal Weapon
The Last Kiss Goodnight
Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago
 

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Wholesome thread. Love it.

Some of my favorite Christmas movies:

Die Hard
Lethal Weapon
The Last Kiss Goodnight
Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago
I actually meant to reply to this thread:


(I accidentally responded to this one because I was getting the URL for a hyperlink.)
 

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I didn't like what I saw of Polar Express. The animation was extremely wooden and the plot could best be described as Ice Road School Bus Drivers Lead-Foot it Through an Unexpected Thaw.

A Christmas Story was a real gem. Wonderful Life was nice, but the Al Bundy parody of it (with the late Sam Kinnison guest-starring as the angel) was absolutely hilarious.

Oh and here's one of my favorite short stories:
 
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That part with the puppet is super scary though.


I remember seeing this in theaters with my grandmother and she kept asking me if the people were real or a cartoon, I think this was one of the first films with Pixar-style realistic animation
 

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I didn't like what I saw of Polar Express. The animation was extremely wooden and the plot could best be described as Ice Road School Bus Drivers Lead-Foot it Through an Unexpected Thaw.

A Christmas Story was a real gem. Wonderful Life was nice, but the Al Bundy parody of it (with the late Sam Kinnison guest-starring as the angel) was absolutely hilarious.
.....You mock the plot to "Polar Express" and then suggest "A Christmas Story"?

That's a good movie and all, but in terms of plot it is on par with Napoleon Dynamite.

I mean, Polar Express is about a kid who is selected along with others for a magical train ride to the North Pole to meet Santa. Idk how to describe what A Christmas Story is about in words.
 

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The Polar Express is one of the most touching and heartwarming Christmas stories of the modern (last 50 years) era.

the book is better than the movie, but the movie is also good, a mediocre adaptation saved by an absolutely incredible Christmas musical score
 

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I still get choked up reading the ending
 

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it looked creepy and bizarre to me.
Uncanny valley of the conductor's face--super creepy looking.
I rented it for the kids when it first came out on dvd, and that's what I remember too. I'll have to give it another try, this time with the grandkids.
 

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For the first time at Christmas last year i watched the film Klaus, it might be a netflix thing, but it was really good, really worth the watch.
 

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This year Ralphie is asking for the official Putin signature series Kalashnikov carbine action, infinity-shot, assault machine gun with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.

OurBoyRalphie.gif
 

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I rented it for the kids when it first came out on dvd, and that's what I remember too. I'll have to give it another try, this time with the grandkids.
But no doubt you have shared other Chris Van Allsburg stories or books with the children, right?

He is an amazing artist. And his books are classics.
 

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But no doubt you have shared other Chris Van Allsburg stories or books with the children, right?

He is an amazing artist. And his books are classics.
Actually I'm not familiar with him at all. But on your recommendation, I'll check him out.
 
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