Just saw Polar Express with my 4-year-old son. We both loved it. An inspiring feast for the eyes with a great Christmas message.

I was surprised because the film has gotten lukewarm reviews and has been trammeled at the box office by The Incredibles, which I also enjoyed thoroughly. Checked Roger Ebert to see what he said, since I almost always agree with him. We’re on the same page.

This film will have much more staying power than the The Incredibles. If I had to see one of them again before Christmas, I’d pick the Polar Express easily. It’ll probably become a perennial fixture.

Go see it.