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Planes: Fire & Rescue review

Captain Cook

Somehow, this sequel to a rubbish spin-off to a rubbish sequel to a so-so cartoon is actually pretty good. With all the Cars comparisons taken care of in the first Planes , the second movie gets a complete respray, taking hotshot yokel plane Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) out of the air-racing circuit and into the wilderness to fight forest fires alongside a gruff old helicopter (Ed Harris).

Disney Toon Studios is still a long way behind Pixar, but slick effects, exciting set-pieces and a cast of vehicular characters actually worth caring about are at least a swerve in the right direction.

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