Typically, I am not a fan of computer generated movies. However, there have been a small handful to date that I think are absolutely brilliant. The 2019 release of The Lion King fits into that category with it’s amazing realness and wonderful storytelling.
In 2004, when expanded use of CG was still in its’ relatively early stage, The Polar Express was released…and it was pure magic on the big screen. I loved it from the get-go. The production was thoughtfully crafted, and it had a message that actually means something significant. It taps into the heart and mind of what it means to be a human being, and the value of personal imagination and belief. Without these two humanistic qualities we would be automatons.
Fifteen years later, Irene and I still watch this movie at home every year and its’ magic never fades. Everyone has something that puts them in the magical spirit of the Holidays, and this one is mine.