Planes: Fire And Rescue Reviews

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September 26, 2014
Not only are the cliches more deftly packaged this time around, the action scenes - with long, exciting tracking shots of planes flying through valleys and over wild fires - often look like they were directed by James Cameron.
August 10, 2014
Somehow, this sequel to a rubbish spin-off to a rubbish sequel to a so-so cartoon is actually pretty good.
August 8, 2014
Despite the fact that this too-soon spin-off feels like a mere cash-in on the Disney Cars/Planes marketing machine, this sequel is actually a lot more fun than expected.
August 8, 2014
If it does become faintly dull and preachy, the trim humour and detailing - the CHiPs spoof CHoPs, Motorjito cocktails, the pickup truck with superb pickup lines - soon get it squarely back on the fun runway.
August 8, 2014
Perhaps these rock-bottom expectations are a good thing, because Planes 2 feels like a significant upgrade on its distinctly run-of-the-mill predecessor...
August 5, 2014
An old-fashioned kiddie flick with a straightforward story, simple characters, a heartfelt message and impressive 3D flying scenes. Smaller children should love it.
August 5, 2014
Disney have an opportunity to engage children with something profound and real if they continue to pursue hero stories like these.
August 1, 2014
Not much magic, but an appreciable level of polish.
July 31, 2014
The key to the film's relative success is the fact that it simply tells its straight dramatic story with a bare minimum of zany comic interludes.
July 29, 2014
"Planes" is a gentle ride with a serious message.
July 29, 2014
"Planes: Fire and Rescue" is about as good as one of these things can be: fun, intermittently thrilling, and visually sumptuous.
July 24, 2014
Planes: Fire & Rescue is a diverting if uninspired sequel to an already uninspired propeller-driven Cars spinoff.
July 21, 2014
Most definitely an improvement on the original. A nice, pleasant, surprisingly enjoyable movie for young kids - one that you won't mind watching with them or feel guilty about exposing them to.
July 19, 2014
Another anthropomorphized comedic adventure - this time, aimed at boys from four-to-eight years old.
July 18, 2014
Much-improved 3D sequel has some intense fire scenes.
July 18, 2014
An uncomplicated but uplifting kids story that celebrates true heroism over superficial fame.
July 18, 2014
Vivid and folksy, Fire & Rescue nicely exceeds expectations dampened by last summer's stalled-out Planes.
July 18, 2014
Surprise, surprise. This "Planes" quickly grounds itself with a story that at least offers an emotional hook (if not ladder) that most adults and even kids can appreciate.
July 17, 2014
Gloriously animated with a preference for woodsy, mountainous landscapes (just make sure it is seen in the 2D format where the colors shine their brightest), "Planes: Fire & Rescue" outdoes itself when stacked next to the underwhelming "Planes."
July 17, 2014
The visuals are stunning, the details are witty...but the storyline feels like an episode of "Thomas the Tank Engine."
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