We caught Planes Fire and Rescue (the sequel to Planes) with Jah today. And you know what people always say about sequels? Well in this instance it isn’t true in fact I enjoyed Planes 2 a lot more than it’s predecessor.
I like how there was a shift in storyline. Rather then just be another sequel on Dusty winning another race, they gave him a career change instead and a very exciting one at that!
In fact the new characters are so awesome that Jah has declared one of them as his favorite. Coincidentally it is also Joel’s favourite but Jah has disallowed that and he has chosen Dusty as a favorite for him. Lucky for me, I get to ‘keep’ my favourite character haha!
The sequel also kept some of the previous movie’s characters such as Skipper, Chug and Dottie. This really helped the kids connect the two shows and you could hear kids exclaiming names of the older characters. In fact Jah was exclaiming rather loudly to me “mummy see Skipper!! I told you have Skipper!” 😬
While I find that a lot of cartoon movies these days are too complex for their primary audience. Planes Fire and Rescue has a good balance of excitement, fear, comedy and life’s lessons for both kids and adults.
In fact a message from the movie by Jah’s favorite character got me thinking..I’m paraphrasing here but he basically said “Life doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to but that doesn’t mean that you should just give up!” Simple but something we often forget. Maybe someday soon I’ll be able to explain that message to Jah. 🙂 Until then I’m sure he enjoyed the movie in his own little way.
Oh and given that this was Jah’s first time at the cinema..I’m super proud of the boy who sat through the entire 2 hours! 🙂
Yay to another milestone!! :p