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'Planes: Fire & Rescue' review: It doesn't soar

The new movie "Planes: Fire & Rescue" follows the trend of most sequels, which usually are not as good as the originals.

This movie had a prominent story line, about a wounded racer plane training to become a firefighter to save its hometown. The only problem with the plot is that it would be better understood by teenagers and adults, but was executed in a childish, animated manner. The movie was intended to appeal to 6- to 9-year-olds, but the story and some morbid scenes of plane crashes and fires make it more of an adult movie.

We also thought the dialogue made older references to the Titanic and other more mature works, making some humor difficult for younger kids to understand. Although the overall main idea of the movie was fairly poor, some kids with adventurous minds might be inspired to become firefighters.

The film shows the dangers of being a hero, but it also shows the rewards of saving many people's lives. Kids aspiring to become a hero of any kind will be influenced and will enjoy the movie.

This movie deserves 2.5 out of 5 smiles.

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