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 July 01, 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 September 27, 2016
Okay, CARS broke new ground, being the first in the series. PLANES is following the same formula for story & characters (except there's no Mater character).
But they do a good job. Funny characters, nice settings. With this movie, Val Kilmer has been in Top Gun twice. Once as a pilot, once as a plane.
Written January 24, 2017
This wa a little dissapointing. You spend all that money on a movie and the biggest issue is the story. The story could have been an opportunity to expand the Cars universe, not regurgitate an an aerial version
Wayward hero gets support fron small town friends (his best friend is a not so intelligent truck.)
Maybe an additional team of writers could have given this movie some wings. As it were, we enjoyed the chuckles and some of the action sequences in between dull or repeated story.
Written February 13, 2016
This is one of the best animated features I have seen in a while. Great story line and characters. Kept the kiddos entertained the entire movie.