The Rescuers Down Under

1990

Action / Adventure / Animation / Crime / Drama / Family / Fantasy / Mystery

98
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 69%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 36794

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

John Candy as Wilbur
Bob Newhart as Bernard
Eva Gabor as Miss Bianca
Frank Welker as Joanna
720p.BLU
689.99 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
12 hr 0 min
P/S 6 / 20

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DirectorCarrie 9 / 10

Most underrated Disney movie ever!

This has been a family favorite ever since it came out and it's sad that not many people appreciate it for what it is.

This is less of a sequel and more of a separate story with only three characters (the chubby mouse in charge of the Rescue Aid Society, Wilbur, and Miss Bianca) returning, this time to rescue Cody, a young boy who is attempting to rescue animals from poachers and is kidnapped in the process. His most recent animal rescue is Marahute, the golden eagle.

While disjointed in places, this film proves to be a fun little thrill ride. The main characters are fairly well-developed though typically one-dimensional. The only one who shows a character arc is Bernard, who finally has a chance to move past his superstitious, worrisome nature and find some courage.

MacLeech, the poacher villain, is sufficiently creepy and his huge lizard sidekick Joanna is awesomely funny. Our family has even developed the habit for calling 'Joannaaaaaa!' whenever we see a really big lizard, so enthralled we are with the reptile. Another funny character is Frank the frilled lizard, who never fails to bring giggles.

The good parts about this film are the typically wonderful animation (first animated Disney movie with computer animation!) and the AWESOME music. It's wonderful! No song-and-dance numbers and a sweeping score, composed by Bruce Broughton (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey). The liberal use of woodwinds serves the story well, able to bring sadness in certain areas and playfulness in others.

The best part in the movie is easily the flying sequence, which never fails to bring goosebumps. I would go so far as to say the third shot from the last (where Cody is pushed off the edge of the waterfall) is the best shot in Disney animation history.

Overall, a fun romp that doesn't have enough appreciation.

Reviewed by Jesper Brun 10 / 10

Why can't Disney make more sequels like this?

This is a beautiful movie. That's it. And what's more astounding is the fact that it is a Disney sequel. Why couldn't the most famous and revolutionary animation company make more like this instead of those crappy direct-to-video sequel they are so infamous for?

Enough complaining. Why is this movie so good? It was one of their first movies with fully CG-animated backgrounds and it is flawless. The flight scenes with Cody and the golden eagle are also amazing beyond all. And when the real mission begins, it is a full-blown action-adventure movie with tons of great action scenes.

The new characters are a lot of fun, especially the new albatross, Wilbur, voiced by the always funny John Candy. He has several scenes in which he made me laugh hard!

The villain, Percival McLeach, is just as underrated as Medusa in the first movie. He is voiced by the great George C. Scott, who truly understands making him menacing. His pet, Joanna, is also a good and funny sidekick.

There are a few aspects of the movie I must underline, though. The first of them being the characters in Australia, who are mostly serving the plot, but there are some who are rather pointless and only in it for a short time. The other being that the Rescuers themselves. They are not bad, but I do not see it as a good sign when a movie could be just as good without their main characters. Maybe it is a little harsh to say, because Bernard and Miss Bianca have great interactions. It is just a notice.

The movie is still criminally underrated and deserves more attention.

Reviewed by Sjoerd Jonker 9 / 10

Probably the best sequel I have ever witnessed!

Sometimes franchises don't start with excellent first installments and The Rescuers is definitively one of them. In my opinion, The Rescuers is too straight forward in story telling. The plot is good, but they could have added so much more to make it a rich and spicy tale.

For example: Bianca chose to go on a mission with a concierge instead with someone that was meant for the task and that is fine, but there were no further consequences after that. Bernard seems to have no struggle in doing such a complex job. In fact Bernard was rather really cut out in doing this, which surprised me. There is also no conservation afterwards like 'Hey, Bianca why did you choose me over all the potential companions that were cut out for this job.', which was really a shame. There was also a lack of romance between Bianca and Bernard(only a nice compliment here and there), until The Rescuers Down Under was released:

Not only they have managed to add the necessarily romance it needed: Bernard is going to marry Bianca. They also add a lot more humor which I truly missed in the first film. Sure some of it was childish like the frilled lizard, but also humor that really works on the older audience, like Bernard's first attempt to ask Bianca to marry back in that restaurant and that little misunderstanding with Bianca afterwards. That is just clever writing. Some of the humor in this film was just simply hilarious, especially the egg stealing scene at the poacher's home and that is just the bit of spice the first installment really needed.

Not only they add spice by humor, they even add a subplot: 'Safe the eagle', which was really a rich and emotional addition, with a valuable lesson about the importance of protecting a rare species. They also add a plenty of nice features like the R.A.S. relay(in the very beginning), a chandelier as a restaurant, Riding wild animals. All these things, makes the movie run dynamic and simply satisfying to watch. The sphere in the first movie however was darker, which was not too bad, since it suited with the rather slow story telling, which did a satisfying job in creating mystery. This kinda reminds me of Don Bluth's 'The Secret of NIMH' or 'All Dogs Go to Heaven'. Both films are awfully underrated and have far more darker and stylish content to show than The Rescuers. TRDU however looks a lot more alive and you can see that every minute is well organized. There was no need to add any songs in that film.

Yes, The Rescuers Down Under is a sequel that contains NO songs. Do not get me wrong, I love songs, but they are often mediocre written and they are mostly just a filler for the movie. The sequels of 'The Land before Time' are the main offenders of this. Even though The Rescuers did not contain many songs, they were fillers.

The ending was rather abrupt in TRDU, but it did not felt needed for a extended end, In fact I sometimes prefer this way, because it gives you an opportunity to decide for yourself in how they will life happily ever after.

In conclusion: TRDU is the prime example of an excellent sequel, maybe even the best that I have ever witnessed. It is sad to see how such an amazing film did not very well at the box office.

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