It was the first “all-digital capture” film meaning every performance employed the motion-capture technology. Although technology is the most prominent aspect of The Polar Express, one cannot deny the importance of Hanks' presence.
In this film, Hanks tackles a somewhat different type of role for him, playing Charlie Wilson, a Congressman from Texas, in the 1980s. Wilson is a charming womanizer known for doing as little as possible.
Each film is a fascinating and thought-provoking adventure. And while Hanks is not known as an action/adventure actor, Langdon is well suited for his particular abilities because Hanks is adept at showcasing an understated strength rooted in intellect and faith.