Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails
A mistake sends Thomas down the wrong line, where he meets Hiro, a run-down old engine from a distant land. Shocked to discover that his new friend is destined for the scrapyard, Thomas enlists his pals Kevin and Victor to help save Hiro.
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- Greg Tiernan
- This movie is
NRAll Children. This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the latest Thomas & Friends movie will not disappoint aficionados of the industrious tank engine. The franchise mostly sticks to its formula of good-natured yet sometimes squabbling engines performing their daily tasks. But action and intrigue figure prominently, also, resulting in some mildly intense scenes; for example, Thomas careens onto the wrong track and gets lost in the woods. Another engine gets in trouble when he helps Thomas keep a secret from the others. In typical Thomas fashion, though, the action is pretty tame, and by the end, the engines learn important messages about honesty, compassion, and friendship. This movie introduces several new characters to the Island of Sodor -- Hiro, Kevin, and Victor -- so don't be surprised when your kids want to add to their toy collection.
- Thomas gets lost on an abandoned train track after his brakes fail during a race with Spencer. He's frightened when he first encounters Hiro.
- Social Behavior
- The movie is all about helping those in need, cooperating with friends, and dealing with bullies.
- Thomas the Tank Engine has a wide range of books, toys, clothes, and other merchandise. This film introduces three new characters, which will no doubt be available in stores soon.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it