Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
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It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.
Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Written by
In the US version, Windlifter speaks with a Native American accent. The US military version of the S-64 Skycrane is called the CH-54 Tarhe. The CH-54 Tarhe is named after Tarhe (whose nickname was "The Crane"), an 18th-century chief of the Wyandot Indian tribe. See more »
Near the end of the film when Dusty's engine seizes due to being redlined, various cockpit instruments and warning lights are shown. During this sequence, a number of gauges are shown failing, including the oil pressure dropping, however, the engine rpm gauge can clearly be seen still at maximum even though the engine has stopped. See more »
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Footage from the film is shown during the end credits. See more »
Took my 5 year old to see this fully knowing the franchise is worn out after having seen the disappointing Cars 2 and the first Planes. The plot is more interesting here as it plays out like an 80 minute episode of Rescue Heroes.
The animation is fantastic as you would expect. Having animated planes allows for more panoramic views of the woodlands and fires.
Sounds like kids were bored during the sad parts. The story didn't really need this as it's all predictable. You knew Rusty would defeat the odds to save the day in the end. Dane Cook voiced Rusty similar to Owen Wilson's Lightning McQueen, very down to earth without being over the top.
There is certainly nothing groundbreaking here but the action scenes were good enough for my son to say he liked it (which is all that really counts!).
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