High-flying adventure awaits you in Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, playing in theaters in 3D as of today! I’m far from an expert on planes, but I’ve always been intrigued by them, and the illustration and animation of each plane in this movie seemed very realistic. The sequel to last year’s Planes brings a better dynamic and more “life” to the story than the original. It casts several familiar voices such as, Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, and even Erik Estrada - just to name a few.
The main character, Dusty, emerges from the first Planes film as a racing sensation, but quickly finds himself in a new situation for this film. He has a hard time accepting that the life he once reveled in is at this point a memory, and must search for what he can now succeed at. After a big fire in his town of Propwash Junction, he joins a team of aerial firefighters to train for a special certification. While learning this latest role, the movie brings us several likable characters with a lot of great humor and some valuable lessons in perseverance, teamwork, and the dangers of firefighting.
My family and I had a great opportunity to view an advanced screening of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, so I prepped my little monkey as much as I could for his first trip to a movie theater. At two-and-a-half years old, he’s at the age of loving fire trucks and sirens, so it turned out to be a great experience! He loved seeing the “fire truck” planes soaring and putting out fires, but he just didn’t care for those 3D glasses. The length of the movie is just right for little ones and none of the scenes were outrageously loud and/or scary. My son actually made it through the majority of the movie before wanting to go outside. I stayed until the end and by the looks of it, most of the younger kids in the theater sat through the whole thing too.
Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue is a hit for kids of all ages, overall. Some children might not understand all the jokes, but will still enjoy the animation and story-line. Continue the fun and learning at home with this FREE Planes: Fire & Rescue printable activity book!
Planes: Fire & Rescue is out in theaters today, July 18th so be sure to check it out this weekend and let us know what you think!
Disclosure: We were provided a complimentary advance screening of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Images courtesy of Walt Disney Studios