The Galaxy Express 999 (1979)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Anime  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Japanese-made Galaxy Express offers the spectacle of a real locomotive, chugging its way through the solar system. In Willie Wonka fashion, the locomotive guides its passengers into realizing their heart's desires--which of course usually turns out not to be what they've expected. The central character herein is a little boy, who wishes to learn the secret of immortality. He does...and he doesn't like it one bit. Touted as a children's movie, Galaxy Express is grim going at times. Best not to see this film right after the funeral of a loved one.

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bonds [investments], boy, dare, death, dream, encounter, energy, future, galaxy, heart, immortality, intergalactic, journey, locomotive, machine, memory, mother, overcome, passenger, planet, quest, revenge, search, solar-system, space, train [locomotive], traveling, woman, youth