The Rescuers Down Under
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: The RAS go on a mission in Australia to save a boy who has been kidnapped.
Brigette: The R.A.S. are at it again rescuing a boy who is kidnapped in Australia’s outback.
Morgan: The sequel to “The Rescuers” where Miss. Bianca and Bernard have to go save a little boy in Australia who has been kidnapped.
Gable: An extremely unrealistic film about two mice who go to Australia to rescue a boy who has been kidnapped by a poacher.
Pete & Brigette: Animated/Adventure/Disney
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Bernard because he never gave up.
Brigette: Wilbur because was funny and sweet.
Morgan: Bernard because he always did the right thing.
Gable: Bernard because he was kind and courageous.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: McLeach because he was evil and violent.
Brigette: McLeach because he was evil.
Morgan: McLeach because he was greedy and cruel.
Gable: McLeach because he was cruel for no reason and he had an illegal profession – poacher.
How was the casting?
Pete: I enjoyed hearing John Candy’s voice as Wilbur the Albatross and I’ve always loved the voice of Eva Gabor too.
Brigette: It was really good to hear John Candy’s voice.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me fairly early on and, although it was a little patchy, it kept my attention most of the time.
Brigette: It was immediately intense if not confusing due to scale issues.
Morgan: It took me a small while to really get into it but in the end, it turned out to be really intense.
Gable: I never really got into it. I was too distracted by the unrealistic stuff in it. The only times I really got into it was closer to the end and I wasn’t that much into it then, even.
Pete: “I didn’t make it all the way through third grade for nothing” – McLeach
Brigette: “He doesn’t even know how to fold a map.” – Bernard
Gable: “Kids should be free; free to run wild in the house on Saturday mornings; free to have cookies and milk… and get those little white moustaches. You know? Nobody’s gonna take a kid’s freedom away while I’m around! Nobody!” – Wilbur
What would you change?
Brigette: I think there needed to be more Australian accents in the film.
Gable: I would make it more realistic, but, then again, if that were so, there would be no eagle and, therefore, no story.
Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?
Brigette: We have watched the first film, The Rescuers, but I liked this film a lot more.
Gable: It’s the sequel to The Rescuers, a film I watched before I began 50-50 Me. I think The Rescuers was much better than this one.
How was the ending?
Pete: Uplifting but it did leave Wilbur on unfamiliar ground.
Brigette: Happy and a little open-ended.
Morgan: Good, but I feel like their could possibly be a third film.
Gable: Happy, like any Disney film, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would’ve if it had been more realistic.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Never give up.
Brigette: Stand up for what you believe in.
Morgan: Sometimes you need to be brave to save others.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who likes animated action films.
Brigette: Anyone who likes a good animated adventure and knows nothing about Australia.
Morgan: Those who liked “The Rescuers” and those who like Disney films in general.
Gable: Australians who want to see what people who have never been to Australia think Australia looks like.
Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)
Recipe: Pea Soup
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Any of the beers from Eagle Bay Brewing.
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
R.A.S Outback Telegraph Office
What is the longest distance you’ve traveled to rescue someone?