Movie review: Disney's Planes

Movie review: Disney's Planes

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Review by Rachel Price

In cinemas now

Stars: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett
Dir: Klay Hall

Essentially a David and Goliath story, you can’t fail to love Planes if you and your little ones have any time for Pixar’s motor masterpiece Cars.

The plot centres around Dusty Crophopper (yes he’s as glamorous as his name suggests), a small farm plane from Hicksville who dreams of competing in the renowned race ‘Wings Around the Globe’.

There are just a few problems – he’s not built for this kind of race and is likely to fall apart if he tries to compete, he has to overcome the prejudice of the judges not to mention all the other competitors and, most importantly, he’s scared of heights. Can Dusty overcome all these obstacles and prove he can be a world beater? Well, we’re not going to spoil the ending for you – that’s why you have to go see the movie (and you’ll find out while eating popcorn).

Watch a clip of Planes now!

We love the global cast of characters (keep an ear out for John Cleese, Stacy Keach and Anthony Edwards) but we have a special soft spots for both ‘good guy’ Dottie (Teri Hatcher) who plays his plucky mechanic, and ‘bad guy’ Ripslinger, a dastardly dude who’s determined put an end to poor Dusty’s ambitions at all costs.

It may not be a Pixar movie as such but, because the production was overseen by John Lassiter, it does have a lot of their trademarks including an appearance by John Ratzenberger. We say take to the skies (but not too high) and have a great trip.

Read our interview with Disney's Planes star Teri Hatcher

 

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