Last night I had the opportunity to go see Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue with my family. We debated taking Evie with us back and forth, right up until leaving. Last minute we decided to keep her home as it was a late movie, and we didn’t want to keep her up past her bedtime. I know after seeing the movie this is one she will enjoy. We will definitely be adding it to our Disney movie collection.
In the original film Planes, Dusty realized his dreams of becoming a star on the international racing circuit. Dusty Crophopper (voiced again by Dane Cook) is flying high in “Fire & Rescue” he is enjoying being an air racer, unfortunately troubles begin during a flight. Dusty’s mechanic, Dottie (voice by Terri Hatcher), has to break the news to him that his gearbox is done for and if he continues to race he will be risking crashing and flying no more. No more racing for Dusty.
A fire breaks out at the airport, and Dusty and his friend’s learn that their airport is not meeting safety regulations and gets shut down. Dusty gets some inspiration from the wall of fame when he visits Mayday (Hal Holbrook), a old and rusting fire truck who has seen better days. The only way to reopen the airport is to improve their safety regulations, fix up Mayday, and add another firefighter to the team. This is Dusty’s opportunity to try something new, a second chance at another career. After seeing a photograph on Mayday’s wall of another crop duster, who also worked as a SEAT – Single Engine Air Tanker, who aided during wild fire attacks. Dusty goes off to learn how to be a part of a fire fighting team, and works with a unique crew of aeriel firefighters.
I have seen the first movie, Planes, but dare I say I think the sequel is an major improvement upon it.There is much more to the story line this time round, and it really keeps your attention. There are a few tense moments, so I would recommend this movie for older children who have a better understanding that this is a animated film. The fire scenes may be a bit too frighting for younger children. That being said it is definitely filled with lots of adventure and action, and if you have kids who love planes, trains, and automobiles this is the film for them. I also really appreciated the salute to the heroism of firefights, and what they do. Be sure to keep an eye out when you do see the film, we left fairly certain we saw a few “easter eggs” hidden in the movie.
Will you be going to see Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue? Come back and tell me who your favourite character is!
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