A little over a month ago I had to turn down the opportunity to visit ThomasLand at Drayton Manor to see the premiere of the little blue engine's new film; Blue Mountain Mystery because I had to work; I hate how real-life obligations get in the way sometimes! To make up for it, I took Mr. TBaM and The Boy to the cinema to see it instead. The Boy has never been to the cinema before, and he's certainly never sat through a film before, but he was captivated the whole time.
In this feature-length film, Thomas is enlisted to help out at the quarry after a small accident sees one of the regular engines needing some rebuilding. Thomas soon makes friends with all the narrow guage engines and enjoys working hard with them. One day, he sees a mysterious small green engine called Luke who hides away in the tunnels and Thomas sets out to make friends with him and help him overcome his shyness.
There's something about Thomas that really appeals to little ones, and The Boy is no exception. The images on the big screen were amazing (the CGI are excellent quality and very three-dimensional) and they translate to the television just as well. I love the humour, but more importantly I like how each story teaches a lesson: honesty is the best policy, don't tell tales (gossip) and friends help each other out. This DVD would make an excellent Christmas present for your own little Thomas fan.
Thomas and Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery is available to buy on DVD now priced at £7.99
I was sent a copy of this film for review. My opinion is honest and unbiased.