Planes: Fire & Rescue 3D

Out Now On-Demand

When others fly out, heroes fly in.

The sequel to Disney’s 2013 high-flying Cars spinoff continues the misadventures of Dusty (voiced again by Dane Cook), the crop-dusting plane who became an air-racing legend. But when engine damage hinders his racing abilities, Dusty joins an air attack team instead, tasked with the responsibility of dousing a raging wildfire that threatens to consume Piston Peak National Park.

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Adventure, Animated, Kids & Family, Kids, 3D

84mins

Rating: G

USA

New York Times

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Visually striking... though the backgrounds, like other aspects of the film, lack dimension.

Dissolve (USA)

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Has the distinct whiff of a quick cash-grab sequel even though it's been in production for more than four years.

Time Out London

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Displaying a weird lack of memorable or endearing characters, this animated effort feels like a direct-to-video job from the 1990s.

Hollywood Reporter

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Beautiful to look at, this is nothing more than a Little Engine That Could story refitted to accommodate aerial action...

Total Film (UK)

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Somehow, this sequel to a rubbish spin-off to a rubbish sequel to a so-so cartoon is actually pretty good.

Guardian (UK)

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Like Cars, this is essentially funny-animal animation with chrome and aluminium instead of fur.

Empire (UK)

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A solid voice cast doesn't add much more than cosmetic touches to this bland animation.

Ar least this time it has morals...

They really whipped this one out after the original. It seemed as Planes was leaving theatres this sequel suddenly existed. It is quite a forgettable film and certainly not a fantastic one although it does seem like the creators learnt from some of their previous mistakes. At least this film holds morals. Although it does have a nice storyline it feels late, like what was missing from the first Planes.