Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Apr 2022)
Brief Synopsis – During the 1930’s, a young girl dreams of becoming the very first female firefighter in New York.
My Take on it – Fun film that has a great premise and shows the power of hope and perseverance in all that one does.
The story plays out really well and they find a way to keep thing suspenseful with lots of tension the whole way through.
The film’s message is also great and allows for these characters to constantly evolve throughout the story.
The choice to have this story take place nearly a century ago also works especially given the way that they depict the past with a modern feel to it all.
New York of the 20’s and 30’s looks great and that adds so much to the suspense of the story due to the way that it all feels so powerful, so fresh and most importantly so inviting throughout.
The voice cast is great with Olivia Cooke playing the lead role.
In addition, Kenneth Branagh, William Shatner and Laurie Holden add so much to the other main characters.
Despite being animated, they manage to help make things look quite realistic the entire way through which enhances the story even more.
The credits of the film are preceded by pictures and stories of the real groundbreaking women who became firsts in their respective countries and cities in this field.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Molly Williams, a former slave in New York City, is often reported to be the first known female firefighter. She became a member of Oceanus Engine Company #11 in about 1815. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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