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Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue
Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue
DVD ~ Martin T. Sherman
Price: $9.98
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the Thomas I knew, November 16, 2010
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My 4 year old boy had many questions while watching this DVD. The most troublesome of all was how did Thomas get off the raft and onto land? Did the tracks come right up to the water? Did the Logging Locos have drivers, signal men, and men to tend to their fires and made sure they had coal? I think the new showrunners, as someone else has called them here, are underestimating the intelligence of their audience and this is a sad turn of events. The original Thomas was smart and stayed true to how a railway actually worked. This new Thomas just throws that out the window.

One thing I always loved about Thomas was there was never a bad or inherently evil character. Sure some of the Engines would say rude or mean things (James, Gordon)but in the end they always learned their lesson and were apologetic. At the end of the credits Diesel 10 ominously appears from behind a mountain and speaks some scary words with a cackle. Since he was not featured at all in this movie this is obviously a hook for a future DVD. Diesel 10 has been part of the Thomas cast for some time and he has always been an intimidating character, yes. But he was never scary or seen as evil as they are trying to portray him now. I am not pleased with this new direction for Thomas and his friends.

This movie is basically just a big commercial for the Trackmaster Set which will cost you $50. or the Take & Play set for the Xmas season. The worst part is that there is zero attempt to hide the fact that this is just a movie made to hawk toys. Character development is nonexistent and the dialogue is super simple. One of the characters just says the same thing over and over. "That's right". My kids are bored with it already.

Note to the producers and directors of The new Thomas movies: Children are young humans with working brains and can be highly intelligent. Just because they are young doesn't mean they are stupid. Thank you.
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