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Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

More suspense, peril, and potential scares than usual.

Movie NR 2015 65 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+


This truly is a masterpiece of cinematography, untouched lore, previously left alone stakes, and a GNR engine. Characters: Thomas, the pack, The Fat Director, and a lot of "new" characters such as Rex, Mike & Bert, Ryan and sailor John. The last of which, uses DYNAMITE AND AN ORE AGAINST THOMAS!!! Ryan is the GNR engine I mentioned earlier, although they look way better in green than purple. Plot: There is a new extention up to Harwick being built. Thomas' misbehaving made The Fat Director make him help build the extention. Thomas ignored some danger signs which caused him to fall down a sinkhole with a ship at the bottom. Later, Ryan gets some bad coal which causes the dynamite he was pulling to light. Luckily, Thomas pushes it into the hole. Meanwhile, Thomas finds John and Skiff, who are looking for some treasure. However, Marion finds it first. John blamed Thomas. Then that night, John Blows Up The Fat Director's Office To Steal The Treasure! Then Thomas chased John and Skiff. John attacked Thomas with an ore, then threw dynamite at him. He and Skiff unfortunately get away, however the heavy chest sinks Skiff. In the end, the extention is finished, sailor John is arrested, and all is well. Violence: Stated above. Consumerism: Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends is one of the most marketed book series/TV show on the planet. Smoking: ALL STEAM ENGINES LITERALLY HAVE A SMOKE STACK!!!!!!! Conclusion: It's the best movie of the franchise, 10/10 Should watch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 4+

Some moments of peril but overall lighthearted fun

Pretty typical Thomas movie. Some mild peril with the dynamite threatening to blow up the trains and the bad guy tying escape. Overall a fun watch for a wide range of kids. My 4 year old said she thought pirates were scary but wasn’t phased by the movie

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (8):

Too many story elements and an excessive number of suspenseful and action-filled scenes will make this Thomas entry less satisfying than most for very young kids. Gentleness and simplicity, usual trademarks of the franchise, have given way to more jeopardy and even some complex emotions. Though Thomas is often mischievous and gets into trouble, in this story he's jealous, a braggart, and quite destructive. Production values are solid, on a par with Thomas' always appealing animation and characterizations.

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