Written February 12, 2016
My 3 year old son is obsessed with Cars. Although Planes has some funny and lovable moments, my son, who can usually last through multiple movies back to back, got bored after about 30 minutes and when we walked out of the theater (a die cast Lightning Mcqueen still clutched in his little fist) he could not remember any of the character's names.
It's much harder to connect with airplanes than cars since we all dread the airport, most of us fear flying, and very few people know the technical lingo. It was not a total waste of time, El Chu is adorable, and Dottie is a bad-***mechanic, which is a nice contrast to the other two female characters who are just "shapely" racers without much soul. Overall, Planes does not compare to Cars or Cars 2, and I would suggest seeing Despicable Me 2 for a second time instead of seeing Planes.
Written July 08, 2015
I took my son and my godson (both almost 4 years), they spend a wonderful time, and the were exited, when the movie ended they were crying, they want to see more of the movie. As a parent i love it, and the transmitted a beautiful message....
Written February 07, 2016
The movie was a bad knock off of Cars. I brought my 8, 5 and 2 year olds that loved the movie Cars. It didn't keep their attention.
I wouldn't recommend this movie.
Written October 05, 2015
The overall message was positive. Any "believe in yourself" themed movie is a great message to impart upon kids of all ages. The characters were mostly entertaining. My 4-year-old rooted for the hero, Dusty. She struggled a bit with the 2nd and third legs of the race, paying attention. She rallied, however, and got into the excitement that finally built up.
The car/ plane character from Germany was difficult to understand by me, and my 4-year-old was completely lost with him. I chuckled to hear John Ratzenberger giving out directions again, ala Finding Nemo.
I did not like the" those who can't do, teach" line. As a teacher, one who enjoys Disney movies, and a mother to three daughters who love Disney t.v., movies, and merchandise, I hope that this is considered by the franchise in the future. I am about to spend 3 days in Walt Disney World, and am not happy about that line at all. How about creativity over cliche' next time?
So, what's next for Disney? "Boats"? "Trains"?
Written October 13, 2015
This movie is a wonderful family movie, nothing short of what you would expect from Disney! I loved the scenery even though it was a cartoon. The characters are heartwarming, and the story is chocked full of action and adventure!