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
The train that brings campers into the park has the name "Muir" on its side. John Muir was a naturalist who wrote many books and poems about his time in the Sierra Nevadas. He was also the founder of the Sierra club and is thought of as the "Father of the National Parks." See more »
When Windlifter is carrying the injured Blade Ranger back to the base, his tank module is still attached. The S-64 Skycrane's winch is mounted mid-fuselage and would not have been usable unless he dropped the tank before taking off. See more »
Pickup truck in bar:
Can you believe it? She left me for a hybrid. I never even heard him coming.
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Footage from the film is shown during the end credits. See more »
The worst thing I could say, given the genre constraints is that this is the exact plot you expect. Dusty has yet another issue preventing him from being all he can be.
So he joins the firefighters. I was personally interested in firefighting as I live in a city that was devastated two years in a row by two fires, I know people who lost homes, but I guess that's irrelevant except to say that's why I gave #2 a chance even though I found #1 a bit dull.
The visuals were great. I watched in in 2D. There was a scene where the firetruck, feeling sorry for itself was in the garage and I was really impressed with the subtle artwork in that scene.
Be prepared for a whole slew of puns obviously. The dialog is strictly average, but some of the puns made me laugh ( I like puns.)
I think what made the movie watchable were the following- * Great CGI * Good action * Likable characters * Me personally resonanting with the firefighting theme and the dangers faced by brave firefighters
If you disliked Cars or Planes, don't bother. If you thought Planes was only OK, maybe give this one a shot. If you generally like CGI movies with the typical Pixar zero to hero plot, go see it :)
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