“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
The film began with a dedication to our brave firefighters, which I thought was a nice touch.
Dusty is definitely a good guy in this one too. He doesn’t just decide to switch gears when his engine is not working, he actually makes the choice to become an aerial firefighter to help a friend and his town. Once again, he’s a positive role model.
I loved the visual scenery at Piston Peak National Park. And it was super cool to see the planes working together to fight massive forest fires. It was certainly exciting in a way that’s very different from the original Planes.
I don’t want to give out spoilers. Just know that this is an action packed, exciting and interesting animated film. I highly recommend it. We took two 4-year-olds and two 6-year-olds to a 3D showing this weekend and they loved it.
After it was over, Ellie asked “When is it out on DVD?” I’d say that’s a ringing endorsement.
FYI: I was not compensated in any way for this post.