I would recommend this to a friend When we made the switch over to 3-D in our upstairs clubhouse, the one movie my son kept asking for was always The Polar Express. Lots of pop out effects, and overall the movie has great depth. Director: Writers: , , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , , » The Polar Express 3D Blu-ray Review 'The Polar Express' in Blu-ray 3D needs some fine-tuning back at the station. The whole 3D experience is new to me, so, I might be looking way too close at things. It has a lot of scenes and many different action sequences, musical numbers, and heartfelt good stuff. Additionally, the soundstage is wonderfully wide and spacious, noted in several scenes and particularly as doors fling open to either side of the listening area.
I did see slight ghosting during the scene you mentioned when the boy with the glasses is talking and his face covers the entire screen. Their Imax release of Under The Sea looks terrific. Maybe 5 minutes of noticeable 3D scenes in the entire movie. Sure, its not the best but better than most 3D blurays. I could hear the bell ring and I hope you can too.
Changing the factory settings should help reduce the amount of visible ghosting crosstalk. I'd been meaning to buy it in blu-ray but kept forgetting. We took it over to a friends house a few days ago. Ah, I forgot about the switch. I watched Polar Express tonight I made sure it is not the one with the cardboard glasses either , and, I must say I was a bit disappointed. In the theater they were 5 or 6 still frames that were after the Michael Jeter tribute.
The 3d used is the old red and blue glasses, and even when you put the glasses on you still have double vision. Alan Silvestri's musical score also spreads into the back with an understated movement that satisfyingly enhances the soundfield and makes this a marvelous high-rez track for the holidays. Depth is decidedly average, and nowhere near as good as. Both are much better then the wanna be 3-D version. .
After we watched it in 2D I kept playing with the settings and could not get it looking good. Looking back, I suppose the book always had the makings of a classic Christmas movie stamped all over it -- simple, universal, full of exciting action-adventure setpieces, and what kid doesn't love Santa Claus?. Many times it pops right out of the screen at your face or takes you on incredible twists and turns all with amazing realness. The 3D was outstanding with really excellent depth, and few objects flying to the screen. However, their Imax release of Space Station 3D is lacking 3D in the first 3 minutes. You will see other users settings on there. All the enchantment, all the adventure, all the joy of The Polar Express - all in astonishing true Blu-ray 3D! However, the negative trade-off was that the picture was less bright.
If I remember correctly, after that picture, there was nothing. I'm unfortunately still at work so I don't know my settings off hand. Truuuuuuuuuuust me and thank me later, or don't trust me and let me know so I could say I told you so. So our hero is slightly alarmed when he hears some noises. Josh Groban at the Greek 480p, 4:33 is a live performance by Groban of the song Believe.
Changing the factory settings should help reduce the amount of visible ghosting crosstalk. Try it and you'll be amazed. This is a magical train and it brings a series of adventures to the children, including the steepest downhill run in the world, and a lake of ice frozen over sections of the tracks. However, this nit pick does not detract from the movie and it should be enjoyable by everybody whose heart has failed to be a lump of ice. This instant holiday classic filmed in performance-capture animation by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks now delivers a whole new cargoload of immersive Blu-ray magic. Overall this is a good collection for your library.
I really hope this 3D format takes hold so more titles can become available. Even worse, ultimately the film fails to deliver where so many other modern flicks of its sort excel. I have a 58 inch Panasonic Plasma that is 1080p and I attempted to adjust the color settings, but got no where. Excited to let my kids watch this in 3D we popped our usual popcorn and got ready to enjoy the show, but after about 5 minutes of trying to watch the 3D version my kids were asking to watch it in 2D. All cynicism aside, 'The Polar Express' is certainly still a fun ride.
I loved it in 3D. We saw this in the movie theatre, and hearing the music in the workshop in surround sound was great in the theatre, so having it in a home theatre setting with surround sound is a must. The story of a boy who has lost not only his belief in Santa, but possibly all of his childhood innocence. I've been impressed with most of the 3D movies I've tried. The kids didn't look kinda off like they do sometimes in the 2d versions. It worked better this way except for having to watch it on a smaller screen! What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. That part was ghosting pretty bad, and, most of the first 5 minutes the darker scenes in his room Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
You will see other users settings on there. Potentially, The Polar Express could have been a flagship animated feature release for the studio on the 3D format. Forgive me, but I expected something a bit deeper. Driven by the mysterious Conductor Hanks again , the train whisks Hero Boy and a dozen other young travelers away on the journey of a lifetime. The technique has been refined since to be more naturalistic but this movie is hypnotic and engrossing. As it is, it's a serviceable disappointment of sound. Initially the 3D effects weren't that exciting to me.