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Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

The engines learn how to handle hurt feelings.

Movie NR 2011 58 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

My twins love it, all other Thomas movies they have seen.
age 4+

Probably skip this one

This movie is ok, not the best of the Thomas franchise. The diesel engines trick Percy into thinking he is their friend to manipulate him. They lie, steal and take Thomas and Kevin hostage. Diesel 10 was menacing and sinister, hubby actually found him quite creepy. While all works out in the end when the steamers and diesels work together, there is a nasty undertone that Mr 3 had trouble comprehending. We don't need to watch it again but it may be more fun for an older child who can discuss the concepts of trust, honesty, friendship and forgiveness.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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DAY OF THE DIESELS offers standard Thomas fare, this time with Percy in the forefront. There are more characters (including actual villains) in this story, as well more than the usual number of incidents and some surprisingly complex motives. Still, the likable steam engines "gasp" and "huff" their way to an expected happy ending.

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