Though its story plays it safe, “Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue” soars when it counts, delivering family-friendly thrills and eye-popping visuals while paying homage to the courage of real-life smokejumpers and firefighters.
The LEGO® Movie is credited to four writers, and it feels like it. Plus, it commits the unforgivable sin as far as films geared toward younger audiences: It’s slow to the point of potentially boring the kids.
Director Sam Raimi and the screenwriters of “Oz the Great and Powerful” appear to be well aware of the fine line needed to walk in creating a new work while still paying homage to the original. For the most part, the latest 3D wonder from Disney works.