THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THOMAS IN CHARGE
Written by Mark Daydy
Directed by Greg Tiernan
Produced by Nicole Stinn
The Railway Inspector pays a visit to Sodor, but Thomas' ambitious plans to impress him lead to chaos.
- I do like it how Thomas reversed back to Mavis instead of magically turning around and talked to her, like Misty Island anyone?
- I love the interior of Gordon's cab, well done to the animators.
- Why did the Fat Controller gone to Gordon's cab since he had the express with him.
- 'But shunting will please the inspector most of all!' no it won't, there are other jobs that are more important then shunting trucks, there are passengers, mail and heck even transporting trucks.
- The accident was highly unrealistic and can be seen miles away with the coal dust and the loud bang.
- A railway inspector doesn't just check all the engines are busy. They need to check the engines, the railway lines, signals, stations etc. Just like at the beginning of 'Spic and Span' in Season 8.
This episode is just boring. There is pointless rhyming and one of my least favourite episodes in the CGI series thanks to the writing. Shunting is good, because you need to keep the trucks in order for the engines, but there are more important jobs for the engines. The accident was unrealistic and a railway inspector doesn't check if the engines are busy. I've watched 'Postman Pat and The Train Inspector' once and they actually show what a railway inspector does. He checked around the station and the engine. And seeing 'Spic and Span' from Season 8, you can see all the stationmasters and workmen were actually busy making the stations looking good and the signals working well. However, I do like it how Thomas didn't magically turn around to talk to Mavis, not like from this movie:
Which I will review later in June in time for the world premier of 'Blue Mountain Mystery' in Australia. And the interior of Gordon's cab was a nice feature to the episode. However, despite the wonderfully made CGI from Nitrogen Studios, this episode's writing is a bore to look at.