Sunday, November 27, 2022

See Planes: Fire and Rescue, Now Playing at Coronado’s Village Theatre

Dusty Crophopper, the animated star of 2013’s animated summer hit Planes, returns to the big screen in this summer’s newest iteration of the franchise, Planes: Fire & Rescue. Dusty, reeling from the revelation that his engine can no longer stand up to the strain of racing, volunteers to be trained as a fire-fighting plane (a “flyerfighter”) to help out his hometown of Propwash Junction. Of course, hilarity and (PG-rated) suspense ensue.

Fans of the first film will likely enjoy this sequel, as it marries the return of plucky Dusty, the crop duster turned race champ, with a new supporting cast, most notably Julie Bowen (Modern Family) and Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind) as two of the flyerfighters Dusty trains alongside. In fact, the film barely feels like a sequel at all, as no real mention is made of the plots (or even subplots) from the first film. As such, the entire storyline feels fresh, and the film got an unreserved thumbs up from fellow film-goers of all ages, from preschoolers to middle-aged singles.

Note: Keep an ear out for the shout-out Coronado and San Diego receive in the film, about 25 minutes after the film starts. Local kids, in particular, will likely be thrilled to hear their city’s name called on-screen.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hour, 24 minutes

See showtimes for Planes: Fire & Rescue, as well as the other films playing at Coronado’s Village Theatre, here.


Brooke Prouty

Community Manager

Contact us with your Coronado story ideas.

Managing Editor
Managing Editor
Originally from upstate New York, Dani has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]