Rescue Heroes - The Movie
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The formal Amazon.com review by Tom Keogh (above) says everything you need to know about the simple plot, so I won't go into detail here. The key differentiator between the movie and episodes of the TV series (by Canadian animators Nelvana) is the movie's reliance on CGI animation. That said, the CGI here is spotty. Some of it looks "Tron"-era while other bits sparkle. The DVD itself is as basic as it gets, consisting of the movie, two episodes of the TV cartoon series, some still-frame background info on the characters (you'll have to read it to your kids yourself--the print is minuscule and hard to follow for the target age group), and a commercial for Mission Select versions of the Rescue Heroes toys, of course.
Yes, this movie is nothing more than a slick marketing campaign featuring the latest redesign of the figurines. How much that troubles you is your decision. My son enjoys a limited amount of the toys, and the idea of him asking me for the newer Mission Select Team is to be expected having digested the advertising that is the movie. Fisher-Price was truly calculating on this one.
Appropriate movies for the under-6 set are hard to come by, so having one geared to that group is nice. This movie is obviously not in the league of "Citizen Kane" and it's a giant ad dressed up as entertainment.Read more ›
All the videos and DVD's that come free with the toys are usually the 1st batch of shows, which is why this set is nice to have the newer ones, even though there are only 2. If you are looking for the rest of the shows on DVD, you can get an order form with most of the figures, advertising 4 volumes of Rescue Heroes animated shows. Volumes 1 & 2 feature the older shows (2001) and Volumes 3 & 4 feature the 2003, updated animation ones. They are not for sale on Amazon and can only be ordered through Fisher Price (which takes much shorter than their listed 6 weeks time), or through online auction.
If your child is a fan of the toys or the show, they should love this movie, which features tons of action right from the start. The movie also features some secondary characters such as Rip Rockefeller and Pat Pending. The main characters of Jake Justice, Billy Blazes, Wendy Waters, Ariel Flyer, Jack Hammer, and Rocky Canyon are all here, with Rocky getting a lot of screen time, as the movie focuses on his eagerness to be a RH team leader.
A must have for any Rescue Heroes fan. This DVD is VERY hard to find in most local stores, so I would just order right here through Amazon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Our boys loved this show. Too bad it's out of print and the shows aren't available anywhere on streaming.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I searched for this movie for a long time before finally finding it on Amazon. Plays great. My 3 yr old really enjoys this movie.Published 9 months ago by megan riley
He has some of the toys, and loves this animated movie. I haven't watched it all the way through, and the computer animation is a little early-2000's cheesy, but it looks like fun... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Daniel
my son loooves rescue heroes (hes 4) . i had looked at buying one of the volume sets . they were way too expensive for what little you got. Read morePublished 23 months ago by vance swafford
We LOVE the Rescue Heros in my house. My young daughter excitedly calls every firefighter and police officer she sees a "Rescue Hero!" and they LOVE IT! Read morePublished 24 months ago by Mo Paradise
I bought this because my grandsons, age five and four, love the half hour TV shows and I bought several VHS versions which they loved. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by Elaine Lyons Bach author of Gentle Journey
There is nothing better than a super hero adventure movie where there is no violence, degrading name calling or gestures (i.e. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Nathan K.