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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Val Kilmer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Teri Hatcher
John Cleese
Dane Cook.
Directors
Klay Hall.
Screenwriters
Jeffrey M. Howard.
Running Time
92 minutes

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Plot
Dusty Crophopper (Cook), a humble crop-duster of the kind that once strafed Cary Grant, dreams of something bigger and better beyond his humble home. Tipping his wings, he sets out to find it.


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Planes
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Planes is set in the world of Cars, and it’s by DisneyToon Studio, which made DVD sequels like The Lion King 2. It’s what you’d expect: a rehash of Pixar’s least interesting two films, with scaled-down spectacle (the flying is rarely exhilarating) and even less to interest grown-ups. For kids, the action’s slow to get going.

A crop-dusting plane transcends his limits to enter a globe-circling race and have meandering adventures. John Cleese barely registers in a support role, and there’s a Top Gun in-joke. The final message directly contradicts the one in Monsters University.
 


Verdict
A Pixney misfire.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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It lacks the passion and depth of their earlier work, replacing meaningful storylines and deeply-felt emotions with clichés and maudlin moral lessons. ... More

Posted by chang at 12:18, 31 December 2013 | Report This Post


Planes

This is an almost disastrously lazy effort by Disney, with its only clear inspiration being to sell more lunch boxes. The only commendable aspects that raise its game is colourful animation, the odd scene of drama and an undeniable appeal to the under 6's. In nearly every other way Planes is a crash and burn. ... More

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Cars, but... plain.

I'd like to say Planes is purely for the youngsters, but the almost sold-out screening I attended was constantly punctuated with the fidgeting, talking and crying of that same crowd. And when a Disney-Pixar movie isn't keeping the five-year-olds entertained, it needs to take a long hard look in the mirror. ... More

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Do all the characters have porn star names? ... More

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