The Polar Express [Blu-ray]
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This film isn't going to give you instant gratification halfway through. If you don't have two hours to spare then you aren't going to understand what this movie is about. Sure the plot was invisible at times, but I don't think the point of the movie was to have the audience follow a plot. The point was to reveal or in some cases remind people of the simplistic faith or child like view we once had in our lives.
Think of the characters themselves and what they represent. Hero Boy reminds us of people who are caught in between faith and doubt. Do we trust what we cannot see? Who is to say? Hero Girl shows the stronger side of faith and believing in what is not readily seen to the human eye. Childlke faith personified into a little girl. Lonely Boy represent those who doubt because they haven't truly experienced the joys of life or have had tragedies happen to them from an early age so they learn to only trust themselves, but that ends up leaving them...lonely. Then are those who are the Know-It-All character who claim to take everything at face value (much like the critics and cynics of this film). They want to know it all because what they don't know scares them.Read more ›
I would highly recommend this to anyone with a 3D television! The picture is stunning and the 3D effects are breathtaking! The world of Blu-Ray 3D is growing, and this one definitely stands as one of the top 3D releases so far!
Time and again, Michael (who is sensitive, compassionate and with a good sense of humor) turned to me in the darkness, smiling in appreciation at the exact same moments I turned to see his reactions. Each time this happened, it was at a moment in the film when some little detail, perfectly captured through superb 'cinematography,' brought moisture to my normally cynical eye, and a warm smile to Michael's innocent face.
Some examples: There is a lone, black child on this apparent 'dream train' to the North Pole - a girl of about ten or eleven years, and like a painting come to life, the miraculous technology at work in this film captures the particular sensibilities of this compassionate, black youngster --- We see small mannerisms of someone comfortable with herself in a way the other (ten or so) white kids on the train are not. And the effect is profound --- the movie audience, including some children of that same age group, went silent at such moments in the film.
My friend Michael - who has a 'savant' genius for perceiving my emotions, and expressing them for me out loud in public --- Michael turned to me with a delighted smile when the girl on the train reaches out to hold the hands of the poorest boy, sitting alone in the rear compartment; and later, she hugs two other boys, (one of them the central character) --- at their final parting.Read more ›
The 3D is VERY GOOD...in fact it's great on so many levels. The colors are vibrant and vivid and not washed out like many have complained happens when watching movies in 3D from dark glasses. Also, the picture quality was top notch in HD even while wearing glasses. The surround sound effects and audio couldn't be any more realistic and complementative of the video. The 3D was spectacular guys. Many scenes had things popping right out at you (which i love) and the depth was deep and realistic. I actually felt like I was in the movie. I have an 82 inch 3DTV so that helps but a crappy 3D movie is a crappy 3D movie no matter what screen you watch it on and crappy this was not. The 3D on this film will make any television pop and sizzle and truly brings out the power of your new 3DTV to your family and friends.
Overall watch The Polar Express is a wonderful holiday experience anyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and if you're looking for a good 3D movie then this is a must buy as you will not be dissapointed. Furthermore I experienced no ghosting at all while watching but that could be due to my televisions technology compared to plasma, LED, and LCD. Pick up a copy for yourself. You won't regret it.
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Polar Express is quite simply, one of the BEST Christmas movies ever made. It has been my personal favorite since 2005. Read morePublished 37 minutes ago by R. Tausch
Never really liked this movie (Tom Hanks is overrated and creepy) but had to rent it because schools won't let us watch real "Santa clause" movies. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Nicole D.
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|Is the Polar Express 3D the version that's included in the Blu-Ray...||
I just bought the Polar Express in 3D. We were excited to watch it with our two boys (5 and 9), and we put our 3D glasses on and turned on the movie. And...it was a blur! It was very uncomfortable to watch! I was so excited because I loved the 3D version in the IMAX theatre, but the home... Read More
Nov 5, 2008 by texassee | See all 11 posts
|Do you need glasses for 3D dvd movies?||
The RealD 3-D system is based on the push-pull electro-optical modulator called the ZScreen invented by Lenny Lipton, an American inventor.
The technique that RealD uses is comparable to the traditional method of 3-D imaging which uses linearly polarized glasses. The traditional method works by... Read More
Oct 17, 2008 by Zandolee | See all 9 posts
|Does ANYONE like the 3D version?||
We tried it last night, too - the 3D aspects of the DVD just did not work. We tried with the glasses in a multitude of positions and it was disappointing all the way around. We're hoping to be able to return it, but not sure since it's been opened...
Dec 21, 2008 by D. B. Holloway | See all 14 posts
|Is it worth buying (The Polar Express) 3-D, Blu-Ray version?||
I think it's great. It has both the 2-D and 3-D versions and some extras (I think the same extras as from the 2-disc DVD). The picture quality is practically perfect. The only big complaint I have is that, when viewing in 3-D some things have a double-vision look at times (ghosting, I believe... Read More
Nov 15, 2008 by AMP | See all 2 posts
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While any tv will "display" the image, you must have a blu-ray player to play the disc. While a blu-ray player will play standard DVDs, a standard DVD player will not play blu-ray discs. If this person did not buy the DVD player within the past two years, it is highly unlikely it... Read More
Dec 7, 2009 by P | See all 3 posts
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