A beautifully animated, much embellished film adaptation of the well loved book. More than a little scary in places, and none of us got the point of the slightly menacing hobo on top of the fast-moving train?! Please, someone explain this one to us! Our 4-year-old was not completely at ease watching this, especially with the creepy old toys grabbing the boy, or the hobo shattering against the tunnel wall - brutal!
In my opinion the movie focussed more on the intense action packed scenes than on the actual message of Christmas, but it is a good fun family film to see in the run up to Christmas. Tom Hanks does a wonderful job with all the different characters he's lending his voice to.