Planes: Fire and Rescue

Planes: Fire and Rescue

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Directed by : Bobs Gannaway

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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, ...more

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“Planes: Fire and Rescue is a touch above its prequel thanks to a better story and some thrilling visuals. Although it may not impress the adults, children will surely enjoy it. ”

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Dane Cook

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| by Merkwürdige Liebe |
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In this sequel to 2013’s "Planes"; the protagonist, an orange cropduster airplane who has overcome his fear of heights and is a racing champion by now faces a new obstacle: his gearbox is damaged and there’s no spare available since his type of models have been out of production for long. He joins a training camp to learn firefighting (the film doesn’t have an antagonist – the only thing the characters have to fight is fire) but can’t push his engine beyond a certain point or he crashes. The movie mercifully breezes past with a swift pace and the portions that track the planes flying, although pretty generic, are effectively visceral. But we never feel invested in these characters – that they’re Disney archetypes isn’t the problem, that they are so drab and tame is – and even by the climax of the movie when the team is supposed to extinguish a giant fire in a jungle, we never feel that the stakes are high. It’s too understated a movie, and a little bit of sentimentality would have actually helped. It isn't a particularly infuriating experience; but for what tries to be a good old blockbuster for kids, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" is too dry, stagnant, humourless and empty for one to care about it.

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