A Christmas Carol

Dan Movie Reviews

Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol, has had numerous film adaptations made over the years.  Probably the best and most revered one is 1951’s Scrooge, starring Alastair Sim as the stingy curmodgeon Ebenezer Scrooge.  Now, director Robert Zemeckis – who has eschewed traditional filmmaking techniques for motion-capture technology – brings us a new version of the holiday classic, re-imagined as a 3D “multi-sensory thrill ride”.  That’s a bit of a stretch, really, but this 3D animated version …

The Polar Express

Dan Movie Reviews

After Cast Away, it was said that Robert Zemekis was going to do a project that would push the boundaries and limits of what film can do. And Tom Hanks would be involved. And it would take years to work on. The end result of all of that is The Polar Express. While I don’t think it “pushes the boundaries”, it certainly makes ample use of motion-captured performances and high-quality computer graphics and animation. Based on the (very) short-story of …