Thomas and the Magic Railroad

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: G

Alec Baldwin plays a magical train conductor who must save a few friendly trains from a bullying train, as well as help Peter Fonda (a sorrowful hermit engineer) find the special coal needed to run his special choo-choo. Based on the children's television series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. Also with Mara Wilson, Didi Conn, Russell Means, Michael Rodgers, Cody McMains and the voice of John Bellis. [1:25]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - There's no gore whatsoever, and what little violence exists is often played for laughs. A train chases a man, catches him and tries to drop him off a bridge into a river (the man dangles above the water for a little while); also, a man is tossed from a windmill and soars through the air, a train tosses a man in the air and onto another train, a train throws a man several yards and he falls to the ground, a train knocks a man onto a bed, a man bumps another with his shoulder and knocks him down, and a man accidentally trips and falls (no one is ever injured). Several times, one mean train with a scary saw-toothed steel bucket threatens to destroy another weaker train; in one scene the mean train hits the weaker train with its saw-toothed bucket. A train falls off a mountainside and goes down the mountain out of control, disappearing into the ground; also, a train falls off a bridge and lands on a barge going down the river. Twice, a train tears down a building, causing debris to fall on a couple of trains inside. A girl hears scary noises in the night.

PROFANITY 1 - A few minor instances of name-calling. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Believing in magic, train yards, revenge, remorse, humility, England.

MESSAGE - Have faith in the magical stuff of life and believe that such magic can happen to you.

Special Keywords: S0 - V2 - P1 - MPAAG

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