Planes Fire and Rescue – In Theaters July 18th

Your favourite character from Planes is back, with a few new friends and better than ever!

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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, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous team, including spirited air tanker Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi), ex-military transport Cabbie (voice of Captain Dale Dye) 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. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”) and produced by Ferrell Barron (“The Fox and the Hound 2”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.

My four youngest and I were invited to the Edmonton premier of this movie and what fun we had. Planes: Fire and Rescue is filled with fast, fun, flying action as well as moments of pure comedic gold. The biggest kick for the kids wasn’t Dusty, surprisingly, but Dipper who “likes to watch him sleep”. Even after we left the theatre the kids were laughing about that line.

As for what the kids thought…

The 11-year-old found Planes: Fire and Rescue it very interesting, hilarious and sad at some parts. She thinks you should watch this movie.

The 10-year-old thought the movie was cool. She really enjoyed movie, but was surprised by the fires they had to put out.

My 8-year-old son wants to let you know the movie is GREAT! The high-flying action and the variety of planes kept him at the edge of his seat.

The 6-year-old thought the movie was awesome, spectacular and amazing. It was also a little scary at points so she ended up on my lap for a bit. It didn’t help much that much of the city was covered in a haze from forest fires up North and in BC. Once we made it clear she was safe all was good and she went back to talking about the more comedic parts of the movie.

As a mom I would caution bringing younger than 6-year-old children to see this in the theatres because there are some intense action sequences. A movie is so much more immersive in the theatres, especially a 3D one. It’s a great film for the slightly older crowd though (6-12).

As far as animated family flicks go Planes: Fire and Rescue is a great. There is a little something for everyone and even the “Big” kids will get a kick out of this movie.

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Disclosure: I was provided with free passes to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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