Movie Review: Planes – Fire & Rescue

Exciting news for kids, parents and animated movie lovers of SA. Disney’s Planes has a sequel and it’s coming to cinemas this Friday, 25 September!

I was able to get a sneak preview of Planes – Fire & Rescue last week and it was full of just as much fun and adventure as it’s popular predecessor!

planes fire & rescue

In this animated adventure sequel from Pixar Studios, world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) finds out his racing days have come to an end when his engine is damaged. Undaunted, he learns about the world of aerial firefighters and decides to join them.

Dusty teams up with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (Ed Harris) and his team, a group of all-terrain vehicles collectively known as The Smokejumpers (listen out for a little bit of an SA accent here!). Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty finds out what it takes to be a true hero. (Be warned though that some of the fire scenes could be a bit frightening for younger viewers!)

We loved the real-life aspect of this story, the crew’s collection of skilled planes, trucks and tractors all represent real-life jobs, ones that put their lives in danger to protect others! What was great to see is that even in this modern age of extreme egotism and self-promotion there are still heroes worth celebrating and role models worth emulating! Key themes in the movie include bravery, humility, love and friendship.

We always like having a new animated movie on the big screen as kid-friendly ones don’t seem to come around all that often and this will certainly be a good outing for those aged 4 upwards but don’t expect it to be as impactful and long lasting as the Lightening McQueen/ Cars franchise.

Here are a few of the fun characters you can look forward to meeting in Planes – Fire & Rescue


planes_Winnie_and_Harvey_-_Planes_Fire_and_Rescue PLANES FIRE & RESCUE





Book to see Planes – Fire & Rescue this weekend!

Fun for the whole family!!


DIRECTED BY Robert Gannaway
PRODUCED BY Ferrell Baron,John Lasseter

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. *gets invited to pre-release screening*
    *gives glowing review on blog*
    *gets invited to next pre-release screening*

  2. Gosh Fiona you really are a “glass half full” kinda gal aren’t you? Before you criticise me again maybe you could pepper your comments with a few friendly words occasionally. I’m very open to constructive feedback but I usually prefer it to come from people who have something positive to add to the negative… and of course if you don’t like my posts I really don’t mind if you don’t read them 😉

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