Every now and then, I let the kids have a "movie night," where I microwave them a Kids Cuisine and let them eat in front of the tv while watching a movie of their choosing. Lately, we've been on a "Madagascar 2" kick but that's over, apparently. Tonight, they chose "Thomas and the Magic Railroad."
I got this movie a while ago, when the Boy was first getting interested in Thomas the Tank Engine. It was only $5 at Target and had big names like Alec Baldwin, Henry Fonda and that cute little girl from "Mrs. Doubtfire" (who, unfortunately, has reached her awkward tween years).
The acting is horrendous and the lines...oh, some of the lines are agony!
Here are what I consider the best of the worst:
- "I'm at the windmill. Now that's what I call a perfect landing."
- "Oh, Lily, I'm so glad to see you." (said absolutely devoid of emotion...)
- "I don't know what eventually means but it sounds very, very long."
- "Planes. Trains. Mountain. Fountain. I might be on to something there. I think I'll try the celery."
- "That's my shell phone." (and yes, it was a shell.)
- "Well, my Lady, the lights are green for you, now. Green for glory."
Oh, the things we suffer through for the sake of the children...