While some action sequences offer lovely reminders of what can be achieved through digital filmmaking... everything else is bloated, and quite frankly a little dull. Why is trying to replicate the exact look of the voice actors now a "style". That's so boring! This is animation - where is the art, the imagination? All I saw was a painfully satirical adaptation of an epic, boobs, high-heeled feet, and a cartoon troll.
Unlike almost everyone, I thought this was way more bad-ass than 300 and certainly had a more lasting moral and tragedy behind it, both from the original folktale and from Neil Gaiman's twist on it. I don't respect all the clattering, lockstep derision of this because hipsters love to hate this sort of thing for not catering to their contradictory, insatiable preferences for some elusive perfection.
2.5 estrellas realmente, ya que tiene una cosa muy interesante y es la animación, me hace pensar que en el futuro no van a usar actores y solo será animación jajaj, ahí ya se perdería la gracia... el problema es un poco la trama, acepto q los primeros minutos me parecía algo interesante por la animación y el ambiente escogido, pero con el paso de la película se fue pasando, no es mala pero se puedo hacer algo mejor
Zemeckis offers a pretty strong apology for Polar Express. Maybe it's just me but I find the idea of a (seemingly) R-rated CGI film fascinating. It has an edge. Gaiman wrote the shit out of this thing too. Apology accepted.
I agree with the fact that the song ("A Hero Comes Home" by Idina Menzel) is the only good thing about this movie. The song appears as background to the final credits. Go figure yourself how the film was.