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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain rather than educate.
Stand by your friends.
Positive Role Models
Ace puts aside personal safety to rescue friends and fellow employees. Sidekick Fred urges Ace to waste no more time at the coal mine and go back to rescuing.
Violence & Scariness
Ace's rescue boss doesn't make it back from a fiery rescue mission. Ace and fellow transport aircraft nearly crash when they carry double loads to meet the mine boss's unreasonable quotas. They plummet down a canyon but are rescued in the end. Robots bang around but don't get seriously injured. One plane appears to fall to his demise but later reappears uninjured. A disrespectful boss throws a book at Ace's face. A heavy snowstorm grounds the crew, and an avalanche forces them to hide in a mine where they shiver in the cold waiting to be saved. Ace overcomes his fear and flies through a burning hangar.
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"Meathead," "poopyhead," and "dweeb."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this 2014 animated comedy sequel to Wings depicts planes and robots rescuing their pals from fire and an avalanche. One plane appears to fall to his demise but later reappears uninjured. A disrespectful boss throws a book at Ace's face. Young children may find some of the peril and fast-flying sequences scary. When angry, characters call each other "meathead," "poopyhead," and "dweeb." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This movie is as dull and unsatisfying as the previous Wings film but with a few more scary sequences. Add confusion to the ways in which this film fails. Plot lines are vague and unclear. The finale hangs on a snowstorm rescue, but why do the planes need rescue? Unclear. Most of the characters have the same names and voices as those in the previous movie. Josh Duhamel still plays a plane called Ace, and Hilary Duff plays one called Windy. But the characters are completely different in looks and history. The sleek aerobatics jet called Ace is now a chunky propeller-driven rescue plane. Windy was a lean lavender aerobics instructor; now she's a pink double-propeller rescuer. Rob Schneider voiced a sidekick bird called Dodo; now he is a robot named Fred. Why bother calling this Wings?
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