Written August 20, 2013
I don't understand how the same people who created Cars failed so badly with Planes. There was no character development, there was none of the clever writing, it was like they hired a completely different group of writers who did not understand what was good about Cars. Dusty (Dane Cook) was the Lightening McQueen character who's real life sallowness grates against the "little engine that could" persona of Dusty. Just an awful attempt. Suffice to say, there will be no Planes Land in Disney's California Adventure.
Written August 18, 2013
I was smiling so much that at the end of the movie my cheeks hurt. This movie is a true joy -heartwarming & morally uplifting. I intend to tell my nephew who flies planes in the Marines that he should see it. The 3-D was VERY effective and VERY well done, but don't look for things flying into your face. The scenery was beautiful and realistic, especially the ocean waves. I found it interesting that every vehicle was a character and every character (including dumb animals like birds and cows) were vehicles.
Written August 01, 2014
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 August 22, 2014
I brought my 3 yr old son who loved the cars movies and this entertained him for the whole hour and a half. He liked the characters and followed the story. There were some great messages in their about helping others, being honest and striving to do more than what comes naturally to you. All great messages for a kids movie.
A bit different than the typical Disney/Pixar team... I read that Pixar was not involved with this one although John Lasseter was part of Directing team. It didnt seem to have the same feel to it and lacked some of the adult type humor that is typically buried into the similar type movies.
All around a great movie for the young kids. Certainly 4 months before christmas I expect target to be running crazy trying to keep the planes toys in stock :)
To help you understand my review my son and I Love the Cars & Toy Story movies and we do not really watch much TV at all other than age appropriate movies occasionally.
Written August 13, 2013
Much like the Disney Pixar Cars, Planes brings the characters to life w/ individual personalities and appearance. Appreciated that the planes were representative of various countries and, of course, had a moral values message for kids. Some of the humor was intended for the adults, but observed the movie to be enjoyed by all - even w/out a riveting story line! 3D effects were a nice touch!