My kids are HUGE fans of the movie Disney Planes, so when we had a chance to review Disney Planes & Rescue, I jumped at the chance!
Disney Planes and Rescue is the sequel to Disney Planes and still includes the main character “Dusty Crophopper”. However, our favorite plane racer has now learned he can not race anymore due to some damaged equipment. At the same time, he also finds out his local airport will be shutting down if they don’t get another fire fighter-thus leading Dusty to make a trip to Piston Peak to complete fire fighter training. There he meets new friends, learns A LOT of lessons, and comes home victorious over his disappointment at having to stop racing.
The family and I really enjoyed this movie. Since I have boys, they love pretty much anything having to do with planes and vehicles, and this movie had plenty of each. I will say that if you take your child, keep in mind that there are a few fire scenes that get pretty intense. My boys were holding our hands pretty tight at the climax of the movie but recovered quickly. The movie definitely leads to opportunity to discuss following directions and following fire safety rules. I really liked how the movie held the underlying theme of having respect to first responders. From opening credits dedicating the movie to these important individuals, to little phrases scattered throughout the movie, it was obvious to viewers that these people have earned and deserve our respect.
So do I recommend this movie? Yes. However, please keep in mind that your little one may get a little scared about the fire scenes. Also, Disney Planes Fire and Rescue has included some scenes that have the planes and vehicles at a “bar” but this was way over my children’s heads so that wasn’t something I worried about.
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