Thunderbirds Small Soldiers We're Back - A Dinosaur's Story

  |  Buy to Own: 03/10/2005
  |  264 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple-bill of children's adventures. Based on the 1960s puppet series, 'Thunderbirds' (2004) follows the intergalactic adventures of the Tracy family, headed by former astronaut Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), who lives with his five sons on the top-secret Tracy Island, which also houses the headquarters of the top-secret International Rescue organisation. When villainous criminal 'The Hood' (Ben Kingsley) orchestrates an elaborate plan to remove Jeff and his four eldest sons temporarily from home, so that he can invade the island and attempt to steal some of the organisation's most valuable equipment, it is left to Jeff's youngest son Alan (Brady Corbet) to save the day. In 'Small Soldiers' (1998), Alan Abernathy (Gregory Smith) is working at his father's toy store when he receives a sample of two new ranges of action figures: the Gorgonites, a race of peaceable aliens; and the Commando Elite, a tough bunch of war-ready soldiers. However, when Alan takes them home, the figures come to life and begin to engage each other in a furious running battle, with the Commando Elite transforming ordinary household implements into deadly weapons as they wage war against their alien foe. When Alan realises what is going on, he joins ranks with the Gorgonites and starts to draw up plans to bring an end to the commando threat. Finally, in the animated feature 'We're Back - A Dinosaur's Story' (1994), Louie and Cecilia are two day-dreaming kids desperate to meet exciting new friends - and they do, in the form of four pre-historic reptiles who stumble into modern day New York.