Planes: Fire and Rescue Saturday, 22 February 2020

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Some Scary Scenes.

  • The pitch:

    The CARS franchise takes flight (and it's on fire).

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Wes Studi, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer

  • Directed by:

    Roberts Gannaway

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are thrown through the air, dangle precariously. Mid-air collisions/incidents (engine failure, freefalling/spinning, crash landing). Explosions, bush fires, bridge collapse, rock falls. Mass panic, evacuation. Aircraft wreckage.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting, bum(per)-wriggling.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Characters drink (implied) alcoholic drinks. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Rural stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Planes, fire-fighting, air racing, air safety, teamwork, insubordination, community, greed, mortality, aircraft engineering, friendship, loyalty.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased colleagues mentioned. Fireworks (opening credits), full moon, geyser, waterfall, rapids, lightning. Helicopters, planes. Fart noise.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Fun, competent, distracting, kid-friendly, adequate. Thrilling action sequences, visually sumptuous, risky storytelling, good characterisation, some witty one-liners, canny pop culture references, good use of 3D, engaging new characters, good soundtrack, better animation, grander landscapes, exciting flight/fire-fighting scenes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Crude, dreary, slight. Sagging middle, busy plot, weak humour, lame puns, one-dimensional characters.

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