Written January 18, 2017
I took my 2 1/2 year old grandson to see Planes 3D. This little boy is all about everything Disney. He watches Cars II at least once a week, has a McQueen bed all the accessories. He saw the planes trailer and we were both excited to go see it. We were halfway through the movie and he didn't even watch it many more, he played with his Dusty plane toy and looked at me disappointed and walked out. We came home very disappointed and he was hurt. How bad can a Disney Pixar movie be when a child walks out of it. I knew 15 minutes into it I was in for a miserable hour and a half, and relieved he wanted to leave. When we came home he put Dusty away and didn't get him out again. He had carried this plane with him for weeks saying he was amazing. It broke my heart. I too was hurt, I had not been to a theater in 15 years due to illness and as excited as this child, and this was what I got! DISNEY, HOW BAD DO YOU THINK THIS MOVIE IS WHEN A DISNEY LOVING CHILD WALKS OUT ON IT!!!That says it all!
Written April 25, 2017
PLANES is a worthy successor to the CARS franchise, and the depth of research that went into this movie is obvious. I had just spent the day piloting for Civil Air Patrol, and every little detail paid homage to real-world aviation. (I didn't know planes had tongues, but there they were, firmly in cheek...) Anyone at all familiar with Reno or Oshkosh will find references galore, and those of us who do fly can easily recognize our fellow aviators among the characters.
Having said that - this movie is just "plane" fun! Everyone in the theater was entranced, from 2-year-olds on up, from beginning to end. Bravo, Disney!
Written July 29, 2016
I wish I'd known that before I plunked down $$$ that it wasn't Pixar. The poster really tried to make a CARS connection. Parts of the script were almost directly copied from Cars. The projector was set wrong and 5 minutes after the previews started and the 3D wasn't right I went to the ticket taker and let her know. 30 minutes later another employee walked into the theater, put on 3d glasses then flipped a filter in place and the 3d cleared up. They comped us tickets for any other 3d movie. My grandsons were bored and asking when it would be over with 30 minutes left in the film. :( 4 thumbs down!
Written August 27, 2016
Well, as a disney fan, it pains me to say that i didn't really care too much for this movie. as it was originally slated for direct to video, it had a few good funny moments, but they were few and far between. the environment didn't feel nearly as deep and full as the world of cars. sets seemed sparse and rather flat. the characters didn't feel as developed, yet they all seemed all too familiar, almost as if they were lifted from cars and put in a new body. i would say that if you could wait for the rental/purchase for home i would. sorry disney.
Written October 25, 2016
Well, we knew going in they were trying to recreate the feel of Cars... perhaps they tried too hard. The message was good, but it was... umm... I don't quite know what to call it. I didn't hate it, nor did my teenage nephew. The background animation was amazing, but the characters (and I know this sounds weird; they are cartoons, after all), just didn't get the same level of development as the Cars characters. Most of them were over-done. The little ones in the theater seemed to like it. So, with younger viewers being the target market here, Pixar succeeded. However, there was nothing here to appeal to the grown-ups who have to take the little ones.