For the last Holiday movie of this series in 2016, we review The Polar Express. A story about a young boy who has lost his ability to believe in Santa Claus. On the night of Christmas Eve, a magical train picks him up and takes him away to the North Pole. Along the way some things happen where he ventures all over the train, gets separated from the other children, and must make it to town center before Santa Claus takes off for the night.
Each child that is a passenger on the train is chosen because they need to learn something about themselves and accept it. For example, the main character must learn how to believe. He makes it all the way to the North Pole and still can't see Santa or hear the jingle bells on Santa's sleigh. It's not until he truly believes that Santa speaks to him directly and he's able to hear the glorious ringing of the bells.
train? I'm just not too sure. The train itself was pretty cool. I liked how the young boy stopped the train for Billy and how he was always trying to help out the other kids - even though it didn't always turn out the way he expected it would. The hot cocoa scene was fun, especially after when the children all somewhat acted like they were chocolate wasted.
One thing I didn't like was the animation, though it could have just been attributed to the fact that this movie is over 10 years old.
Overall, I'm going to give this movie an "okay" rating. I've always wanted to watch this movie, and finally am able to thanks to this holiday movie series. I'm glad I've seen it, but I don't think I would watch it again. Merry Christmas everyone!
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"