From birth to age 6, Thomas was my all-time favorite kid's series, but after that, I started to mature. I started to find it boring, with very lame acting. But then I was introduced to this movie, and I thought it was a HUGE improvement. I really hate to admit it, but I still watch it. It is the only Thomas movie that, in my opinion, all kids can enjoy. It has a good message and mild violent content that will please older kids. It does, however, have a VERY complicated plot that will have adults desperately trying to figure it all out, even though the young kids won't mind. Adults will, however, find pleasure in the fact that Alec Baldwin and Peter Fonda play the leads, and I love the character Junior. I am also a huge fan of Diesel 10 and his claw, to the extent that in 2nd grade I dressed up as him for Halloween, with a plastic robot claw as pinchy. A very good movie!