Planes (2013)

Posted: December 3, 2013 in Movie Reviews
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Movie Title        : Planes
Directed by       : Klay Hall
Produced by     : Traci Balthazor-Flynn
Studio             : Walt Disney Pictures and DisneyToon Studios
Distributed by   : Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures


‘Planes’ is an American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film, which is a spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise. This one is the first film in a planned ‘Planes’ trilogy, telling about Dusty Crophopper, a crop-duster plane who dreams of becoming a racer, so he practices aerobatic maneuvers in his spare time with the help of his fuel truck friend, Chug. Dusty enters the qualifiers for Wings across the World race and manages to wow everyone by his well-practiced flight maneuvers, but comes in 6th place – which means he doesn’t qualify. A few days later, a representative from the qualifier visits his town and announces to him that he is now in 5th place, due to the qualifier ahead of him is disqualified, so Dusty is replacing him.

Skipper Riley, an elderly, reclusive navy war plane, finally decides to mentor Dusty. While in the midst of his training, Dusty admits that he has a fear of heights. Despite this, their training continues and when it is completed, Dusty heads off to the meeting of the race. In the beginning of the race, Dusty keeps finishing last due to his refusal to fly high. But then, he manages to catch up step by step. Ripslinger, the arrogant and villainous 3-time winner plane, doesn’t accept Dusty’s success, so he plots to sabotage Dusty’s chances of winning. Dusty manages to survive until the end, though, and when it looks like Ripslinger will win, his ego gets the best of him and Dusty seizes the opportunity and wins the race.

I actually wrote a long summary, but then I kept erasing some parts so there’ll be no spoilers. I hope you don’t mind. All right, another animation movie from Disney. Since I watched the trailer, I already thought this would be like Cars, and it is! But of course, the story and plot is different. Both are genius, and I love them both! As usual, Disney always got awesome animations and full-of-moral-lessons stories, which I always love!

It might not be the best animation ever, but still, I love it, and it is worth to watch! From this movie, I learned that we have to be humble no matter what. Being arrogant will lead you to nowhere but failure, while being humble will bring you success and more supportive friends. I recommend you all to watch this movie, so we can learn a lot together! It is planned trilogy! I can’t wait for the rest!

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