Conclusion: The Polar Express really feels like a soulless video game cash-in on the movie. Providing so little for the parental holiday dollar certainly isn't in the Christmas spirit the game purportedly teaches kids to cherish. No matter who you are, this is a train you'd be better off missing.
Excerpt: The Polar Express, the upcoming animation movie featuring the voice talents of, amongst others, Tom Hanks, is set to become this year's family film of choice for the holidays. It's got all the classic elements of a successful Christmas movie: snow, presents, the North Pole, adorable little children and, of course, Santa. But do all those ingredients translate into a good computer game? I'm afraid not... not this time anyway.