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  • Planes: Fire & Rescue - Movie Review

    Merkwürdige Liebe

    Rated 
    2.0
    Desimartini | Updated - July 18, 2014 12:43 PM IST
    3.3DM (215 ratings)

    Verdict - It doesn’t even try to be funny or involving. Empty & joyless for most part.

    Planes: Fire and RescueWatch trailerRelease date : July 18, 2014



    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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