Polar Express for my 5 year old? Or is it too scary?

Posted by Josie D on Nov 26 | Like the Post |

It's been awhile since I've seen this movie and I can't remember if it's too scary for a 5 year old. What are your thoughts?

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Mel R Nov 26 '12, 9:16 p.m.

My four year old watched it last year...well, we started to watch it but he didn't like it. It's a good movie but it for sure could be scary. We might try it again this year.

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Jordana F Nov 27 '12, 10:38 a.m.

Mel. Have you ever visited Common Sense Media? They have movie, game, book reviews, etc. They have an age recommendation and plenty of parent input. Check it out here: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/t...

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Jessica-Sandra U Nov 27 '12, 1:09 p.m.

my son watched it when he was 3 with his cousins and he loved it! i guess it all depends on the child, and their level of maturity, my son got that it was a little scary, but he really enjoyed the story, as matter of fact, he watches it all the time.

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Jenn K Nov 27 '12, 8:46 p.m.

My daughter loves this movie; she also started watching it when she was three. Hot-Hot-Hot Chocolate...always gets her going.

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Danielle F Dec 3 '12, 12:33 a.m.

I just watched it the other day with my friend and her 5 year old little sister... she was fine with it. I agree that it really depends on the kid :)

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Nadine K Dec 5 '12, 10:22 a.m.

Thank you! This site: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/t... will save us much trouble. We are very fussy about any TV media and need a good review site.

We don't watch a lot of TV or Movies, but this Polar Express is a family favorite. I do agree the train ride is scary. My kids enjoyed it at 5 and 6 years. I would recommend watching it first. Have a tissue handy, it is a good one for adults too. You can always save it for next year, better safe than sorry.

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Penni C Dec 5 '12, 6:01 p.m.

I saw it with one or so of the grandkids when it first came out and I didn't like it one bit!

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