Written August 13, 2013
Planes in 3D and surround sound is a great adventure. It has authentic aviation technical details behind the cute anthropomorphic airplane characters. Even the radio communications are authentic, which is more than can be said for many serious flying movies. It did lack a Piper Turbo Arrow, but maybe the sequel will fix that.
There are no new plots so Planes borrows from Starlight Express or the Little Engine That Could, and Zero Hour or Airplane! (depending on your level of inside knowledge), etc. The voices are well cast. One plot twist was all wet but they got past it OK. The 3D animation is excellent. The sounds of engines starting, such as the Corsair's, are authentic.
I recommend this movie for the whole family.
Written August 22, 2014
This was a cute movie - as all Disney Pixar Movies are. I enjoyed the special effects and realness of the planes. Not all of the characters "grabbed me" the same way that the ones in Cars did. But overall it was a good movie that I'd buy for my sons.
Written August 23, 2014
Let me just start out by saying, I thought "Planes" was through Pixar. But, even if it was, I thought their last film, "Monsters University" was just okay. That's essentially how I felt when watching this one as well. Sorry, but I feel that Disney films are starting to slip in great quality! The story in "Planes" is somewhat similar to "Turbo," which I believe was a much better film. Of course, the animation is fantastic, as is the flying sequences; but, I thought the storyline was ehh. Again, I must state, because Disney is going to produce "Star Wars: Episode VII." I concerned.
Written July 31, 2014
Great family movie & worth seeing in 3D. Similar story line as Cars. Kids & "Kids at Heart" will love it! Keeps the attention of a 3 year old till the end as well as olderchildren. (7 & 9 year old with us too). We believe the 3D kept the little one entertained trying to grab the Planes & also the 9 year old that we thought had outgrown this type of movie. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We usually do not see films in 3D because it is not cost affected for us but due to the age range of the children, we felt this was a definite plus.
Written August 21, 2014
Not a wow movie, but my 6 year old enjoyed it. It was a lot like the Cars movies, and he has almost reached the end of that phase.