A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Non-Spanish speakers can learn phrases from Tracker, a Paw Patrol member who occasionally uses Spanish vocabulary alongside English.
Strong teamwork. The team cheerfully work together to overcome and solve problems. They encourage and praise each other. Courage is needed to face our fears.
Positive Role Models
Skye is a Paw Patrol member who overcomes her fear of eagles to save a town from being taken over by a mean new leader. The Duke of Flappington is a young boy who schemes to steal a gem from his princess cousin and seize power. He plots with the princess's spoiled pet dog, Sweetie. Sweetie goes along with the plan but backs out when she is double-crossed by the duke.
Paw Patrol member Tracker is bilingual and uses Spanish phrases alongside English. The town of Barkingburg has diverse residents. The (mostly male) Paw Patrol team is led by a female dog, whose outfit is pink, playing into gender stereotypes.
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Violence & Scariness
Minor threat. Team members fall into a dungeon via a slide and land on a bouncy bed. A pup is pushed into a moat. A character steps out of a floating house and their cat falls out but is rescued mid-air. A huge eagle aircraft grabs two Paw Patrol jets. Eagle drones chase one of the pups through the sky.
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Products & Purchases
Part of a franchise with an array of tie-in merchandise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue is a Paw Patrol adventure -- and standalone feature -- with some minor threat and peril, but nothing untoward for its target audience. This adventure sees female pup Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam) take charge of the mission. She and the other pups must try to stop a plot to steal a gem from a princess. But to do so, Skye must overcome her fear of eagles, which she achieves by showing great courage. The film has a number of exciting scenes and a fun, more involved story that may still grab the attention of Paw Patrol fans who might have outgrown the TV show. Yet despite a slightly more grown-up, action-packed feel, it remains suitable for young fans, too. As well as courage, there is a strong message of teamwork. Paw Patrol member Tracker (David López) occasionally uses Spanish phrases, a perk for both Spanish speakers and kids open to exposure to languages other than their own. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
There's a strong cinematic quality to this pup adventure that sets it apart from the regular TV series. With Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue young fans who might feel like they've grown out of the series can rejoin for this standalone adventure and feel the show has grown up with them. There's exciting set pieces, a thief mystery, scheming villains, clever comedy, and fist-pumping successes. And all while never sacrificing what makes Paw Patrol a universally watchable show. There's no extra threat or violence, and where there is peril, it's handled sensitively without losing any of the dramatic impact.
For example, when the Duke of Flappington uses the magical sceptre to pluck buildings out of the ground to make his new sky kingdom, there's no panic. But kids of any age can understand quickly that visually, something's not right. Similarly, the stakes are high when a clock tower hovers over a castle, a simple shot that gives scale to the potential destruction. Don't worry, Paw Patrol are of course on hand to save the day. Only this time in their flying jets, which give a futuristic, neon-soaked pizazz to the set pieces. In terms of our heroes, it's Skye who is front and center here. She overcomes her fear of eagles to lead the gang, and the movie, to victory.
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