THE PLOT THUS FAR
When Ace, a cocky young firefighter, defies his orders and recklessly puts his team in jeopardy, he resigns to the coal mines. Until one day he gets the chance to redeem himself.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Wings: Sky Force Heroes” is about planes flying around and doing whatever they do to save the day. They have the voices of C-List actors, but they never swear. Everyone acts like that Disney movie, but they go out of their way to keep from drawing direct parallels. I’m not sure exactly what they do, but you’re always left with the sense that you’re watching The Gobots when compared to Pixar/Disney’s “Transformers” style outings. Now, I know that we have some slowpokes out there, so I’ll reiterate this point. That was a comparison of branding rather than acknowledgement of fighting vehicle robots who come from alien worlds. None of that is here.
Naturally, one can only assume that this film is getting a release to tie into the unnecessary sequel dip on Disney’s “Planes” theatrical sequel. I appreciate home video being able to knock off kiddie hits, but there comes a point of saturation. I tried showing this to a group of kids to gauge their interest. The slowpokes thought they were seeing the Disney version until about 20 minutes in. The older kids made fun it for being a carbon copy. While the middlin’ kids kept thinking that the film was either too boring or two sweet for their tastes. Everyone’s a freaking critic.
The DVD comes with featurettes, trailer gallery and 4 Miniscule bonus episodes as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for a DTV CGI film. The Dolby 5.1 track makes the aerial acrobatics come to life. However, the transfer is the real winner. Pick it up for your little ones.
RELEASE DATE: 07/08/2014 (Only at Wal-Mart)