Thursday, August 15, 2013

Movie review: "Planes"

Rounding up our summer movie round, we watched Disney's latest movie, "Planes"...
The girls were a little hesitant at first, claiming this would be a "boy" movie, but I'm usually pretty loyal to anything with the Disney stamp on it (and so are they), so we went!
"Planes" is very "Cars"-like, typical underdog story, filled with inspiring and colorful characters and with a wonderful message...
The main character is Dusty, who is a crop duster plane with big dreams of competing in the "Wings around the Globe" flying tournament, where some of the most special planes compete...
Of course, Dusty isn't built for that kind of competition so he finds so many obstacles along the way, including lack of training, physical limitations and lack of support... Dusty ends up competing and meeting wonderful friends during his journey; he is able to teach a lesson or two to his fellow competitors as well as learn a thing or two from his guide and partners.
In the end, following a difficult journey in the competition, Dusty is able to conquer his fears and win the competition...
The movie is beautifully written and the story is very compelling for both children and adults; the characters are cute and the voice overs are pretty genius...
I will give this one 3 out of 4 stars, only because some parts of the movie dragged on and the plot seemed a little "unoriginal" compared to the success of "Cars"... It was, however, a great movie with the perfect amount of Disney in it!
Highly recommended....

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