You'll notice that this review isn't a DVD review. That's because the DVD is being released here in October, while the special just finished its cinema run, and I can't be bothered to wait two months to get a review done. I've talked about this in a previous post, but my final comment on the matter is this: stop screwing the UK over, Mattel! We're in a global market now, get with the times! Anyway, Journey Beyond Sodor review.
After The Great Race disappointed last year with missed potential and unfortunate implications all over the place, the team had a lot to prove this year with their newest special. But will Journey Beyond Sodor be as great as the trailer made it out to be? And, more important, would it be as good as The Great Race?
Somebody Has to Be the Favourite
Who Will Replace Henry?
The Journey Beyond Sodor
The Hottest Place in Town
Percy Reverts to Type
Put to Work
Are Frankie and Hurricane Lazy?
you should read it, it's pretty good) saying Hurricane and Frankie did nothing around the steelworks while Thomas and, later, James did everything. That's only half true. While yes, they didn't help in the steelworks itself, this scene proves they actually were getting stuff done: taking the prepared metal elsewhere (probably Bridlington goods yard). Frankie did say by the end that there was "too much work" for the both of them; maybe there was a backlog of metal deliveries they had to deal with? That bit, again, I'll get to later.
I Want to Go Home
James the Hero?
Escaping the Steelworks
The Search for Thomas
We Can't Do Anything
The Wrath of Beresford
The Rescue Operation
Chase Around the Steelworks
The Most Important Thing is Being Friends
did a post about them when the trailer and behind the scenes stuff were released, but now that the special has been released, my final opinion... hasn't changed a bit. If anything, it's only worsened against the fans who think this is the "worst thing ever" solely because the visual storytelling has been improved by its implementation.