Dec 262014
 

Planes: Fire and Rescue err Wings: Sky Force One, like its predecessor, is a knockoff of Disney’s Planes which in itself sad, though even worse, we get this one which copies its sequel. The animation is dodgy, the voice acting is OK while the story is only suitable for very young audiences while adults may find it to be tedious.

 

 

 

Wings: Sky Force Heroes
(2014)

 

Genre(s): Animation, Action, Adventure
Lionsgate | PG – 84 min. – $14.98 | December 23, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Mychal Simka (English Version)
Writer(s): Mychal Simka (written by)
Voice Cast: Josh Duhamel, Hilary Duff, Rob Schneider, Jesse McCartney, Tom Skerritt, Russell Peters

DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurette, Miniscule Bonus Episodes
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region(s): 1

 


PLOT SUMMARY

When Ace (voiced by JOSH DUHAMEL), a cocky young firefighter, defies his Colonel’s (TOM SKERRITT) orders and recklessly attempts a solo mission, it leads to disastrous consequences. Ace, along with Fred (ROB SCHNEIDER) — his trusty copilot — quits Sky Force and resigns himself to hauling coal for Mr. Steinway (RUSSELL PETERS), until the day a fire breaks out in the mines! With the help of his friends Windy (HILARY DUFF) and T-Bone (JESSE MCARTNEY), Ace must overcome his fears and become the hero he was destined to be.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5

This release comes with a glossy, embossed slip cover.

Bringing the Characters to Life (14:24) is a featurette with interviews by the voice cast including Josh Duhamel, Hilary Duff and Rob Schneider as they discuss the plot and their respective characters.

Miniscule Bonus Episodes (TRT 23:58) are a collection animated shorts.

Wings: Sky Force Heroes Trailer (2:32)


VIDEO – 4.0/5 | AUDIO – 3.75/5

Wings: Sky Force Heroes flies onto DVD presented with a 1.78 anamorphic widescreen transfer and provides for bright colors and minimal artifacts, aliasing and other flaws common in standard def releases.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 has solid dialogue levels but the action elements are a bit low key and not very dynamic while the choice music and score makes the most usage out of the front and rear channels.

OVERALL – 2.0/5

Overall, Planes: Fire and Rescue err Wings: Sky Force One, like its predecessor, is a knockoff of Disney’s Planes which in itself sad, though even worse, we get this one which copies its sequel. The animation is dodgy, the voice acting is OK while the story is only suitable for very young audiences while adults may find it to be tedious. The DVD released by Lionsgate does have a couple features and the video/audio transfers are at least adequate.

 

Published: 12/26/2014

 

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