Hal Holbrook

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' soars amid blazing-hot visuals

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' soars amid blazing-hot visuals

"Planes: Fire & Rescue" sounds more like a category on Craigslist than the name of a new animated film. But what this Disney feature lacks in the title department it makes up for with fluid visuals and fast-moving action of the, yes, firefighting variety.

A sequel to last year's "Planes," this unabashed family film does have its standard-issue elements, especially the overly glib rapid-fire remarks of the "I kicked Aston-Martin" variety that the film's anthropomorphic planes and cars exchange like they were so many motorized Borscht Belt comedians. A little of this goes a long way.

Fortunately, these planes are not here to chit-chat but to...

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