Review: PLANES

By Renee’ Collins

Rating: 3 (Out of 5 Reels)

I was expecting this film to be as cute and adorable as the Cars films.  Dusty is a crop dusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race.  The problem?  He is hopelessly afraid of heights.  With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true (IMDB).

As per the Disney usual the extensive attention to detail is evident because I felt each voice actor matched their on-screen character perfectly.  Dane Cook as Dusty Crophopper who wants nothing better than to compete in an aerial race.  As to be expected everyone along the way is telling him that he cannot do it because he is only a crop duster which is not built for speed but he does not listen to them and tries anyway.  Another standout character in this film for me is Carlos Alazraqui’s portrayal of El Chupacabra who represents Mexico because he is full of heart, flamboyant and is very funny.

Overall this film is as well made as its predecessors the story is simple.  As most of the films in the Disney genre it has an underlying message about the merits of being honest and going after your dreams in life.  I would expect children of all ages to enjoy this film and would recommend it to anyone looking for some Disney entertainment.

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