Creating The Action is a look at how the London sequence came together in terms of effects and CGI work. Introduced with gusto by Jonathan Frakes, he seems to have a great energy for the movie. Storyboards, animatics and pre-visualisations are touched upon. Information is salient and to the point, even if nothing extraordinary is shown. Tracy Island Revealed is an insight into the design of said island and how the design changed for the modern audience. Scouting locations are discussed as clearly a utopian tropical island was needed for the iconic Tracy Island and the Seychelles were chosen. Lady P and Parker - Fun & Stunts examines the stunt requirement for the fight sequences. Training, preparation is gone into, as is the slapstick humour. It looks like the actors all had a good time, admitting that, though it isn't the Matrix, they all had good fun. For some reason, Rolls Royce pulled out of designing the car FAB1, so Ford did the car instead. FAB1: More Than Just a Car is about how the fully working car was designed and built, the inspirations of the aesthetics and production problems.
If you have kids with imagination, or are a free thinking Thunderbird fan, then there is a lot to enjoy, here. Leave the brain behind and let the movie wash over you. Thunderbirds, in this context is very good, honest. Just don't expect the most sophisticated movie ever made.
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