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Thomas Presley
Artist | Student | Design & Interfaces
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My name is Thomas. I'm one of those boys whose bookish, quiet, relatively-smart and likes to help those who are my freinds. I live somewhere in New Jersey, but hope someday to live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I rarely use profanity. I basically go by this rule, if I see something I like, I watch/buy/read it. I like a lot of music ranging from the 50's to the 00's, but I usually prefer 80's and early 90's hits. I'm a huge movie buff, and I like to watch a lot of different films, from comedy to horror. One day I hope to either make my own cartoon, TV show, or movie - maybe even (voice) act one day. My interests are a mixed pack, it ranges from cars to movies, trains to good-looking girls, and other suggestive stuff XD

Favorite Movies:

20) The Lego Movie (2014)
19) Station Agent (2003)
18) Tombstone (1993)
17) Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
16) The Dark Knight (2008)
15) The Shawshank Redmeption (1994)
14) Men in Black (1997)
13) End of Watch (2012)
12) Holes (2002)
11) Back to School (1986)
10) Jaws (1975)
9) The Fugitive (1993)
8) Rango (2011)
7) Ghostbusters (1984)
6) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
5) American Graffiti (1973)
4) Back to the Future Parts 1-3 (1985, 1989, 1990)
3) Unstoppable (2010)
2) Christine (1983)
1) Drive (2011)


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Operating System: Lenovo
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Favourite cartoon character: Lettuce/Bridget, Edward the Blue Engine, Sailor Jupiter, Miyuki Takara,
Personal Quote: "It's all about precision."

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The Adventure Begins (+ SLOTLS news!)

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 6:10 PM


Well, the first of the two big specials for Thomas the Tank Engine's 70th Anniversary was finally released. I know a lot of fans had high expectations for this special, as did I. So, did it live up to it? Well, let's break it down to get a somewhat detailed analysis.

As the synopsis suggests, it's basically about how Thomas came to the Island of Sodor and became the engine every one comes to know and love him as. As far as keeping the Thomas feel, I must say it does it and then some. As the special primarily focuses on the first five engines (Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, and James), we get some excellent character development for each of them, considering this is supposed to take place around the time the series started. Not surprisingly, Thomas has the most, but that's expected and wanted. However, none of the characters used feel wasted, and everyone (at least according to what time the special takes place in) is in character. I'm most pleased how they handled Edward. Not only did they make his friendship with Thomas very genuine like it should have, but they also gave him some weaknesses that were understandable (unlike say every Edward moment from season 9 to 16), and it shows even Edward isn't perfect. He makes mistakes just like everyone else. Henry also gets some nice development that was fresh and new, and it was nice to show how his friendship with Thomas feels so genuine, too. Not to mention gives him a more gradual break out of his fear of the rain. Gordon kind of plays off as the antagonist overall, but he does play full significance in bringing Thomas back down to Earth from his arrogance. James does as well, but also is the right catalyst for Thomas to break out of his selfish shell and prove he can be really useful and selfless.

As far as the story goes, most of it is based solely on the original Rev. W. Awdry/season one Britt Allcroft episodes, which I'm not going to spoil. It may seem a bit unoriginal, however, Andrew Brenner added enough of his elements to the story overall to make it stand on its own, such as introducing Annie and Clarabel, and giving the classic Breakdown Train their own personifications. I must also say that with this new version, they are really good at making moments that are genuinely funny as well as particularly thrilling, from the Herny's tunnel flashback to the big climax. Though I wish they would say freight cars again, then it would feel like the old series to me...

The animation continually takes one step after another in terms of greatness. The level of detail and color is fantastic, from the little flies and birds in the air to the surface textures on the engines, and I must praise Arc's animations for never trying to stop making something great better. There are even some great angles and perspectives I never thought I would see in Thomas the Tank Engine!

Since this is the US dub, I'm usually more fond of the UK version depending on certain episodes. Normally the UK voices sound better, and the trailers for this special show. That being said, I still like Gordon's voice by Kerry Shale, particularly in this special. I don't mind Henry's really, even though it doesn't quite suit him. William Hope's voice still isn't up to my tastes unfortunately, but he is putting in a bit more effort here, at least in comparison to the previous seasons including season 17 and 18. I'm glad though they kept Sir Topham Hatt's UK voice actor Keith Wickham from now on, as I prefer that version overall. Thomas has a new voice actor, and I'm kinda split on it. It's a little irksome in certain areas, but maybe it just takes some getting used to. On the other hand, James ALSO gets a new voice actor. Think of him sounding like Rex in the Toy Story movies. Needless to say, I love it! It sounds so much more appropriate to his character than his previous voice.

Last, but not least is the music. Composed by the current composer Peter Hartshorne, I must say he surprised me significantly. He made some excellent modern remixes of the classic music originally done by Mike O' Donnel & Jr. Campbell. We get two redone versions of He's a Really Useful Engine and Troublesome Trucks, both of which are well used for the story itself, but we also get numerous classic themes all us old "Tankies" can easily remember, from Thomas' classic theme to the famous runaway music. Not only that, Hartshorne does add his own touches to amp up either the comedy or drama factor. In fact, the music here almost sounds a lot like the original animated Little Engine that Could from 1991.

Now the special isn't quite perfect. There are a few inconsistencies that people have already brought up, and even more such as the engine sheds... However, they are nothing more than distractions. Sure, they do feel incorrect, but won't ruin the overall effect in the full 45 minutes.

All in all, Thomas' The Adventure Begins is well worth your time. There's something for everyone. New, younger Thomas fans will get a very entertaining story to learn about how some of the classic Thomas characters first came to be and gain some great morals. Older, more knowledgeable Thomas fans will get a blast of sweet nostalgia used correctly and ultimately feel that Thomas is really in the right hands now.

So, I'm going to give the special a solid 9 out of 10. The flaws I did mention keep it from being totally perfect, but like I said, it won't make you dislike the special at all. I really love this, and I tip my hat to Andrew Brenner and the current Thomas team once again. There's far more right than wrong, and it makes me very happy to say I purchased it and didn't wait to see it on YouTube for free. It is very worth the money to see for yourself.

Before I conclude this, big news for the second Thomas special this year: Academy award winning actors Eddie Redmayne (from 2014's Theory of Everything) and John Hurt (1980's the Elephant Man) will be voicing in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure as two of the new characters! This I find very exciting and I for one look forward to see what the two will bring to Thomas! :D

  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: Drive Soundtrack - Cliff Martinez
  • Reading: Lucky Star
  • Watching: Thomas: The Adventure Begins
  • Eating: Pie
  • Drinking: Coffee
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