Disney’s new movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue is now in theatres in 3D!
I was fortunate to be invited to a prescreening of the new Planes: Fire & Rescue movie in 3D this week before it was officially released. My kids and I enjoyed the movie and I’m excited to be able to finally share my review!
In “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” world-famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) returns from the first Planes movie, now facing engine damage and a new life as an aerial firefighter. He makes some new friends including veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), an air tanker named Dipper who is love with Dusty (voice of Julie Bowen), and more courageous and spirited characters, and learns what it means to be a real hero.
As you can imagine, following these planes as they fly into wildfires is awesome on the big screen in 3D. I HIGHLY recommend it! It’s a visual spectacle no matter when you see it, but hearing your kids giggle and point at the screen while wearing their 3D glasses as planes fly at them is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
We all laughed at the humor throughout the movie (including some dating humor kids won’t get) and there were some really nice, touching scenes with music I really like. The score is by “Tarzan” composer Mark Mancina, and the movie includes new music by Brad Paisley whose music is inspired by his own father who is also a firefighter. (As a musician and composer myself, I really appreciate quality music!) “Still I Fly” by newcomer Spencer Lee is gorgeous as Dusty leaves Propwash Junction to train to become a firefighter. You can preview it here:
Personally I believe Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue is better than the first Planes movie. Since we saw it a few days ago, my kids have been asking to go back & see it in the theater again. This is the first time they were so impressed by a movie in the theater that they wanted to go back! I hope you can take your kids to see this comedy-adventure in the theater while you can.
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue is rated PG (for scenes of peril, though my 3-year-old was just captivated by it all).
(Disclosure: My kids and I enjoyed free passes to a special pre-screening of Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine!)