Written September 04, 2015
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.
Written August 28, 2015
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 January 30, 2015
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.
Written September 17, 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 April 19, 2015
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.