Watch: Thomas & Friends: The Great Race 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – Thomas goes to the Great Railway Show and competes with some of the world’s finest locomotives..
Plot: Thomas goes to the Great Railway Show and competes with some of the world’s finest locomotives.
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Quite possibly the best Thomas CGI special
Thomas CGI specials cover the entire range from great to terrible, and I’m happy to say that this one is probably the best (although Blue Mountain Mystery is another contender for that title). It has a huge cast of new characters, and while it sometimes feels like the writers were trying a little too hard to make Thomas the focus of the story, all the engines we know and love are not forgotten by any means.
There’s one new character whose wheels and running gear appear extremely unusual. When I first watched the special, I was disappointed in the show for just making up a silly-looking engine with totally implausible workings, especially given how well the show usually incorporates real-life bits and pieces of railway history. Then I looked it up and found out the character actually is based on a real engine, albeit a very obscure one, and the real thing is every bit as bizarre as it looks on screen. I won’t say who this character is, to keep this review spoiler-free, but keep an eye out for weird running gear and you’ll know when you see the character.
There’s one other thing that makes this special my favorite: the music. I usually don’t like the songs in Thomas specials very much, but this one has two songs that are actually quite good (although, for adult viewers, all of the songs are still a painfully obvious reminder that the show is intended for little kids). I won’t claim to actually enjoy a song from a Thomas special (heck, no!) but I will say that The Great Race has two of the most…tolerable songs of any Thomas special – and for once, these songs actually do help advance the story. I still think these specials would work better if they weren’t pretending to be musicals, but these two songs don’t feel quite as forced and out of place as most of the songs in other specials. (This special also has a couple of typically clunky songs, as well.)
The Subpar Thomas & Friends: The Great Race
Every week, my panel of experts and I gather to promote discourse over the popular franchise ‘Thomas & Friends’. Because of our extraordinary intelligence quotient (140 or higher!) we concluded that we must gape upon many of the movies in this franchise (in laymen’s terms, we mean ‘watch’!). We consumed the United Kingdom release, and found that the voices were not up to par with the original, not to mention the syncing of the lips. Ashima, a foreign train who came to participate in the ‘Great Race’, had incredibly inconsistent voice acting. Problems regarding Ashima are further illustrated by Thomas acting in a manner a ‘Simp’ would, my team of experts and I found this extraordinarily distasteful. This was only one of the multitude of problems that this movie contained. The soundtrack for this movie is not currently on the music streaming app, Spotify, and this enraged a particular few of my experts. We implore the director and the advertising department to place the soundtrack on Spotify. It is borderline criminal the fact this soundtrack is not on Spotify. A redeeming quality of this movie was that my panel of experts and I were particularly enamored by the overwhelming allure the foreign trains brought onto not only the cast members, but the viewer as well. This quality pushed the movie up from two stars to four stars. While there were highs and lows in this movie, it was still a somewhat enjoyable experience. My panel of experts and I plan to continue consuming and reviewing Thomas & Friends movies.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 1 min (61 min), 1 hr 21 min (81 min) (Mainland China Version) (China)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director David Stoten
Writer Wilbert Awdry, Britt Allcroft, Andrew Brenner
Actors Mark Moraghan, Tina Desai, John Hasler
Country United Kingdom
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