Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Critic Consensus: Kids these days demand cutting edge special effects or at least a clever plot with cute charectors. This movie has neither, having lost in its Americanization what the British original did so right.
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Critic Reviews for Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Scenes with Peter Fonda as a melancholy grandfather -- he couldn't get a cherished engine running in time for his late wife to ride it -- periodically bring the movie screeching to a halt.
If all this sounds convoluted, well, it's a toddlers' film and anything goes.
It's very slow, though it does offer a respite from the overactive animation that kids are mostly subjected to.
A really unnecessary movie, whose purpose is primarily to promote the inevitable home video.
Audience Reviews for Thomas and the Magic Railroad
I dont like this americanisation of Thomas The Tank Engine as much as the British TV Series I loved when I was younger. I used to like this movie but now I see how adequate it really is.
There's nothing memorable about this. Parents, your kids are better off watching the show on PBS, reading the books, and playing with the toys involving Thomas the Tank Engine.
Thomas and the Magic Railroad is propaganda for kids, nothin more and nothing less.
Thomas and the Magic Railroad Quotes
|Mr. Conductor:||Sparkle sparkle sparkle!|
|Mr. Conductor:||[to James] I think that red is bright and cheerful, just like my sparkle. Or at least it was; and must be again.|
|Burnett Stone:||Well, my lady, the lights are all green for you now.|
|Mr. Conductor:||[as the narrator] I like helping out here. By the invitation of Sir Toppam Hatt, of course.|
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