Thomas & Friends Tale of the Brave

Two weeks ago saw us heading down to London with a very excited Monkey.  It may have been pouring down with rain but nothing was going to dampen his spirits.  We were off to the premiere of Thomas & Friends Tale of the Brave.

Thomas & Friends Tale of the Brave

It was going to be Monkey’s second trip to a cinema, and a premiere was a new experience for all of us.  We couldn’t persuade Monkey to stand with Thomas on our way into the cinema in Leicester Square – he was in too much of a hurry.

Thomas & Friends Tale of the Brave

Once inside we were treated to some entertainment before being taken into the screening of Thomas & Friends Tale of the Brave.

So how was the film?  Monkey was hooked from the start and didn’t move a muscle the whole way through it.  This may well have been helped by the introduction of some new Steamies – Marion the Steam Shovel – Digger Mummy!, Gerald AKA Gator who has a sloping water tank, Timothy and a new Crane called Reg who works in the Scrapyard.

Thomas & Friends Tale of the Brave finds Thomas working in the Clay Pits, he is warned to be careful as a storm is approaching and the rain can make the cliffs unstable. Thomas survives a narrow escape thanks to Bill and Ben but he’s sure he spotted giant footprints in the cliffs above him.  A landslide means he can’t go back to check things out in more detail.

Marion the chatterbox Steam Shovel is sent to clear the track, she was a big hit with Monkey.  A steamie who digs and loves talking about digging, a train after Monkey’s heart.

When Thomas tells Percy about his sighting, his friend worries that there is a monster on the Island of Sodor.  We follow the friends as Percy becomes very scared of going out in the dark, runs from the new engine Gator, thinking he is a monster.

James is a naughty friend and teases Percy about being scared of the monster. Percy realised that Gator is actually a friend, not a foe, and Gator helps him overcome his fear to become a brave little engine.

We all enjoyed Thomas & Friends Tale of the Brave – and you can catch the trailer here.

The film is showing in Vue cinema’s from today, 22nd August through to 28th August. Then Thomas & Friends™: Tale of the Brave will be released on DVD on 1st September, it will be available in all good retailers with an RRP of £12.99.

If you’d like to find out more about the film Tale of the Brave, and the new characters, then pop over to  the Thomas & Friends website.

We can thoroughly recommend it and I’m sure the DVD will be making its way here shortly.

disclaimer:  we were given free tickets to the premiere and a wonderful goodie bag each, in exchange for an honest review of this release.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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