The kids were so delighted when I told them we were going to see Planes last night at the movie theatre. We don’t go the movies too often because my little one (age 6) still gets a little edgy sitting for that long, AND she has a major aversion to the smell of popcorn :). But they were all excited as we’ve been seeing lots of Planes commercials and even they were aware that Planes isn’t in the theatres until August 9th!
Planes begins with a crop duster, Dusty Crophopper, who spends long days spreading smelly fertilizer over fields in a quiet farm town, but aspires to be a race plane in the Wings of the Globe competition. Dusty tries out for the race and against all odds he qualifies. With support from his sidekicks: a fuel truck, a fork lift and an old naval plane, Dusty sets off on a race around the world.
Planes is marketed “from above the world of Cars” and the resemblance to the movie Cars is definitely perceived with the eccentric and lovable characters, planes instead of cars.
The scenery is visually stunning, with scenes in China, India, Mexico and NYC and this is all enhanced by viewing it in 3D. And about that…I was a little hesitant as I am a motion sick kind of gal so I usually stay away from 3D but I was fine! I loved watching the kids with their arms swaying about in front of them trying to grab the planes! They looked so cute in their 3D glasses!
Dusty’s trip around the world has him facing his fear of heights and everyone rooting for the underdog. The movie is really cute and entertaining and I loved it at one point when my daughter squealed “I see McQueen!” Kids and adults alike all seemed to enjoy the movie.
From above the world of “Cars,” Disney’s “Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty, a small-town plane whose high-flying dream gives a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
IN THEATERS AUGUST 9
***tickets provided for review***