Rocky Mountain Express Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 30, 2011
  • 40 min
  • Documentary
  • 15 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Rocky Mountain Express is a 45-minute documentary made for IMAX screens, now available on DVD. Following the railroad tracks as they were laid for the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental trains in the late 1900s and early 20th century, the film is beautifully photographed and offers a concise, easy-to-follow narration. It's a solid introduction to the trains themselves and to the challenges and successes of carving out early transportation routes across North America. The only disturbing sequences may be the visual and audio descriptions of some of the tragic accidents (avalanches, mudslides, derailments, severe weather) that befell those stalwarts who were attempting to do what was almost impossible. Though the outcome of the endeavor is never in question, the film is able to generate enough suspense to keep audiences engaged. Best for kids who are fans of intriguing factual documentaries and for anyone who loves trains.

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