Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video Ridley Scott Confirms Noomi Rapace Won't Be Returning For 'Alien: Covenant' Ridley Scott Confirms Noomi Rapace Won't Be Returning For 'Alien: Covenant' The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More

Watch: First Trailer For 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Tries To Heat Up Your Emotions

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 7, 2014 at 2:45PM

So, the "Cars" spinoff is now its very own franchise. And if you're wondering who on Earth bothered to see "Planes," a lot of people did, with the modestly budgeted animated movie pulling in over $210 million worldwide. (It nearly cracked $100 million domestically alone.) So "Planes: Fire & Rescue" was inevitable, but that still doesn't explain the first trailer.
4
Planes: Fire & Rescue

So, the "Cars" spinoff is now its very own franchise. And if you're wondering who on Earth bothered to see "Planes," a lot of people did, with the modestly budgeted animated movie pulling in over $210 million worldwide. (It nearly cracked $100 million domestically alone.) So "Planes: Fire & Rescue" was inevitable, but that still doesn't explain the first trailer.

You might think the target for "Planes: Fire & Rescue" would be kids, but maybe we're wrong. Instead, this spot offers up a soaring MOR FM radio song about flying high and feelings or something, in what plays like an elegy for the heroes that risk their lives every day fighting fires. But the thing is, this is an animated movie with characters named Dusty and Dipper, so there's a weird disconnect going on that's not helped by the fact this song is brutally awful. As for the plot, it basically finds former racer Dusty, who is now a firefighter getting into adventures or whatever. The bottom line is that it doesn't really matter. Parents need something to bring their kids to, so as long as there are cute animated vehicles talking to teach other, people will go.

"Planes: Fire & Rescue" opens on July 18th. Watch below.

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Planes: Fire & Rescue

This article is related to: Planes: Fire & Rescue, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates