The creators of Disney’s Cars take to the air this summer with Disney’s Planes. While Cars is heavy on sentiment and story line, Planes soars with action and fun. The movie wastes no time getting into the action as it opens with the eye-popping race sequence seen here.
There’s no time for your kids’ attentions to drift with this one. In no time Dusty Crophopper goes from daydreaming Midwesterner to headline-grabbing aerial racer. Where the movie lacks in overall humor it makes up for in high-intensity action and fast-paced storytelling.
From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
Disney’s Planes, like its predecessors, has some positive underlying themes. Your kids will learn about teamwork, overcoming your fears, not settling for less than your best and putting others above your own pursuits. There are a few phrases that you might find mildly objectionable, but I think they’ll go over most kids’ heads.
Our Lil’ Man loved it and his 7-year-old cousin got a kick out of it as well.
The Bottom Line
Overall, I would say this movie is worth an afternoon matinee and definitely worth catching as soon as it comes out on DVD.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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A Mommy Talks Review Disclosure: I received passes to attend the featured movie for this review, at no cost, from Disney for my honest review. I do not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. All opinions expressed are my own.