Review by Monique Thompson
In the sequel to last year’s Planes, champion air racer Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook) is back in Planes: Fire & Rescue but with a slightly different mission this time. After hearing news that his gearbox is damaged and it’s likely he won’t be able to race again, Dusty decides to join the fire and rescue team to fight wildfires in Piston Peak National Park.
But to the veteran rescue helicopters led by Blade Ranger (voiced by Ed Harris), Dusty just doesn’t have what it takes to join the ranks as a rescue chopper. Destined to prove otherwise, Dusty tries his best to impress Blade Ranger but realizes fighting wildfires isn’t as easy as it seems. Despite the challenge, Dusty commits to giving it his all and proving he can become a true hero.
Although not as entertaining as the first, Planes: Fire & Rescue manages to still be a pretty good animated movie. More suitable for the younger kiddos, anyone over the age of 7-8 may lose interest in the actual story but likely enjoy the pretty cool choppers whisking through the air. Thankfully though, this one is very fast paced at only 84 minutes running time and has enough action to keep the parents from becoming restless.
In stores November 4.
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