Parents' Guide to

Planes: Fire & Rescue

By Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Much-improved 3D sequel has some intense fire scenes.

Movie PG 2014 83 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 7+

It's plane, lol

Lots of forest firefighting. Improved animation, but not my favorite of 2014. Of consumerism there are lot to find in the toy stores. Beware of the thousands of the very cheap Planes and Cars DVD and streaming clones on the Amazon stores.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (15):

PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE is notably better than Planes. The animation (now in 3D) is drastically improved, the characters are likeable and interesting, and the action is intense, with a lot at stake. Kids will find the story and visuals exciting, and parents won't be bored -- especially during the incredible scenes set in Piston Peak National Park, which appears to be a cross between Yosemite and Yellowstone.

The story is also better, and the characters are more compelling (with fewer stereotypes) than in the first movie. The planes are out there to do good work, not just win a race. There are cute pop culture references, too: like the show that Blade Ranger used to star in, called CHoPs, and the use of a classic AC/DC song during a firefighting scene.

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