Yeah, that's the main plot, for you see, The Hood has not only found the location of Tracy Island, but has trapped almost all the Thunderbirds on the heavily damaged Thunderbird 5 (which he shot) and is proceeding to use the Thunderbirds to rob all the major banks around the world in a way that conveniently means that all the main vehicles are in the film.
|I will admit, the Thunderbird vehicles themselves do look good|
|How does moving a phone mean also moving The Mole?|
While I like the different renditions of the original theme, especially the intro credits version (which also has quite nice animation that does more for establishing the characters and story then the actual movie does, sadly), I have to question who was in charge of the sound effects. They sound like they belong in a Loony Toons or Animaniacs cartoon, and yet there are also realistic sound effects in it as well. It comes off as this was meant to be a movie based on the Adam West Batman films with Thunderbirds edited over it.
|"The Director said I should walk like a constipated puppet, so that's what I did. I don't get it either"|
The way the film is shot makes it feel like this was just a promo for a Universal theme park ride that never came, something that feels obvious in the climax of the film because, as I said earlier, the movie feels like it was written to have all the main ships to promote the ride. There's a moment where they have to save a car from the London Monorail that fell into the river, something that could have all been avoided if The Hood moved a little to the left. Why is it there? Because we need Thunderbird 4. Now granted, there are times when even Thunderbirds are Go has done this, but at least that still has some connection to the situation. One episode had the creation of a "Gravity well" and the only thing that could survive the pressure was Thunderbird 4, which makes sense. Getting a Monorail car out of the Thames River, did not need Thunderbird 4. There's also the feeling that a lot of scenes have been cut to keep the pace going without stopping to think of the consequences, like Fermat stealing the Thunderbird 2 Guidance Processor, only hinted at with a quick shot of him running from no where specific.
|"Oh yeah, we're in this movie"|
During a video, I made a banging sound that was picked up in the video. I left it in and even sent Marissa the name of the thing that it was for. This movie is what I named. There's nothing to like in this film other then the CG of the Thunderbirds themselves, which for the time, did look nice and still does, even if its not realistic. The story's stupid, the characters are bland, even the costume design has problems as I swear there are times when Alan, Tintin, Fermat and Lady Penelope (who's the most obvious one) change clothes for no reason during the middle of a crisis. I cannot recommend this, there are much better things related to the Thunderbirds then this.
|When did Fermat become a puppet?|
I should mention, there are a few plans for next week, so there isn't anything set in stone. There will be something next week, as to what it is, you'll just have to wait and see.