The Rescuers Down Under Reviews

  • Apr 24, 2021

    One of my favorites from childhood, this animated adventure follows a young Australian boy whose fondness for wildlife leads him into precarious situations helping animals get free from the traps of poachers. In doing so for an especially large eagle, he starts a friendship that blossoms through the film. But it is kinda dark for a kids movie, with the protagonist kidnapped and pretty much tortured until he is saved by the Rescuers, Ms. Bianca & Bernard, with the help of a resourceful Aussie mouse.

    One of my favorites from childhood, this animated adventure follows a young Australian boy whose fondness for wildlife leads him into precarious situations helping animals get free from the traps of poachers. In doing so for an especially large eagle, he starts a friendship that blossoms through the film. But it is kinda dark for a kids movie, with the protagonist kidnapped and pretty much tortured until he is saved by the Rescuers, Ms. Bianca & Bernard, with the help of a resourceful Aussie mouse.

  • Dec 01, 2020

    This fun family adventure follow-up to its dour masterpiece predecessor leaves something to be desired. It's a great romp and if taken on its own merits is a pretty solid Disney fare, but when compared to its earlier installment has as much depth as a kiddie pool. There are several creative plot turns that keep it interesting for more seasoned viewers and some great cinematography to keep the whole family entertained. It throws in several ‘funny' scenes apparently for younger viewers that stumble the pacing and introduce a mean humor that runs at odds to the emotional core of the story. Closest comparison: It's like The Rescuers by way of Treasure Planet. Setting: Adventure Plot: Rescue Tone: Family

    This fun family adventure follow-up to its dour masterpiece predecessor leaves something to be desired. It's a great romp and if taken on its own merits is a pretty solid Disney fare, but when compared to its earlier installment has as much depth as a kiddie pool. There are several creative plot turns that keep it interesting for more seasoned viewers and some great cinematography to keep the whole family entertained. It throws in several ‘funny' scenes apparently for younger viewers that stumble the pacing and introduce a mean humor that runs at odds to the emotional core of the story. Closest comparison: It's like The Rescuers by way of Treasure Planet. Setting: Adventure Plot: Rescue Tone: Family

  • Nov 25, 2020

    It is a Really good movie

    It is a Really good movie

  • Nov 01, 2020

    Loved it as a kid, but is not as good through the lense of an adult now. Good animation and a couple funny parts but otherwise child's play.

    Loved it as a kid, but is not as good through the lense of an adult now. Good animation and a couple funny parts but otherwise child's play.

  • Aug 12, 2020

    Better than the original in every way

    Better than the original in every way

  • Jul 11, 2020

    Entretenida secuela de The rescuers.

    Entretenida secuela de The rescuers.

  • Jul 11, 2020

    Just as forgettable as the first one.

    Just as forgettable as the first one.

  • Jun 04, 2020

    Not bad for a Disney sequel. Considering I don't like the original film all that much, I wasn't expecting anything from 'The Rescuers Down Under'. For the most part, I was right. However, relatively speaking this is decent. It does feel like a retread for the majority, but there's enough new stuff to at least appreciate minorly. It's also good that Bob Newhart (Bernard) and Eva Gabor (Miss Bianca) returned, even thirteen years on from 'The Rescuers'. John Candy is a terrific addition, arguably giving the most memorable performance across both productions as Wilbur. This one does have improved comedy and a solid score, to be fair. The story just isn't thrilling enough and feels too similar to the one featuring six-year-old Penny. It isn't anything terrible though, which is a positive given what I mentioned higher up.

    Not bad for a Disney sequel. Considering I don't like the original film all that much, I wasn't expecting anything from 'The Rescuers Down Under'. For the most part, I was right. However, relatively speaking this is decent. It does feel like a retread for the majority, but there's enough new stuff to at least appreciate minorly. It's also good that Bob Newhart (Bernard) and Eva Gabor (Miss Bianca) returned, even thirteen years on from 'The Rescuers'. John Candy is a terrific addition, arguably giving the most memorable performance across both productions as Wilbur. This one does have improved comedy and a solid score, to be fair. The story just isn't thrilling enough and feels too similar to the one featuring six-year-old Penny. It isn't anything terrible though, which is a positive given what I mentioned higher up.

  • Jun 01, 2020

    Some incredible flight scenes, great new characters, and the same irresistible chemistry between its leads elevate The Rescuers: Down Under above most Disney sequels.

    Some incredible flight scenes, great new characters, and the same irresistible chemistry between its leads elevate The Rescuers: Down Under above most Disney sequels.

  • May 25, 2020

    Rescuers Down Under is a harmless enough film, with some good-enough characters and some nice shots here and there. Some of the characters feel incredibly unnecessary, and the mice only affect the plot of the story 20 minutes before the end of the film. Also, a lot of the jokes didn't land and the villain is just ridiculous.

    Rescuers Down Under is a harmless enough film, with some good-enough characters and some nice shots here and there. Some of the characters feel incredibly unnecessary, and the mice only affect the plot of the story 20 minutes before the end of the film. Also, a lot of the jokes didn't land and the villain is just ridiculous.