PLANES: THE REVIEW

Planes is Pixney’s latest animation and to be blunt and straight  to the point, it is easily the worst film Pixar/ Disney has made. It is lazy in the fact it is a plagiarised CARS with wings, it has nothing original about it and has no shame in being a rip off film. I am surprised it is even a Pixar film due to it’s poor form, lazy effort and just B grade production values. But this being said, it is still more entertaining than a lot of other films out there, if you are under ten.

 

 

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I took bestie Brookie and the munchkins, twins Billy and Tommy that are both looking exactly like the little kid from Jerry Maguire at the moment. They are both six years old and thoroughly enjoyed it. If I had taken friends with kids over ten they would be bored and disappointed in the film. The kids were a laugh themselves. They are still not grasping the idea of 3D so they got their glasses and wore them until the film started, took them off as the opening credits rolled, refused to wear them the entirety of the movie and then put them on when the house lights came up at the end. I think they assume they are sunglasses and no one wears sunglasses inside, and be damned with 90mins of a blurry film hahaha. Gotta love ’em.

So the plot. It is CARS. A little cropduster plane known as Dusty Crophopper dreams of more than flying over fields, he wants to enter the Around the World flying race and show everyone he is better than he is. There are good planes and bad planes and there are no humans in this world, everyone is a plane, or a “sparky” or a truck or a car. They did some clever stuff with making the Statue of Liberty a forklift and a few little in-jokes in that respect, like the birds of the Savanna, the big stalk like things, are actually big paper plane gliders and so on.

 

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There are some decent characters with a Mexican plane hitting it off and flirting it’s ass off with an Australian plane. There is the sexy, but will she betray Dusty Indian plane, the evil plane – I think he was American. The pompous English plane, the war story older plane who flew in the Navy and so on.

For the younger kids there are great morality themes, do the right thing and all will be well, take shortcuts or be dishonest and the poop will hit the fan. Be good to one another and think of others before yourself. In this respect I think it is a decent film for kids, a film that could be straight to DVD or a cheaply made Saturday morning TV cartoon, not a film from the company known as Pixar. That being said, at the end, when you know exactly what will happen, Brooke, my 36yr old friend whooped and there was totally a fist pump into the air of the cinema above my head. She loved it, she got on board the Dusty bandwagon. Personally, I thought in the first 10mins that I was begging for a work emergency call to come in so I could leave but the film started to grow on me, even though I had see it all before the story is still likable.

 

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The 3D is ok however underutilised although Brooke had a bit of vertigo and disorientation when the planes did loops or stunts and you saw it from their perspective, the kids never noticed it, as well, they still had no glasses on 🙂 Their is some great voice talent in the film, but it doesn’t matter because they will never be remembered for this film. 🙂

Overall, I had a fun screening and was happy the kids enjoyed it, but I have seen them more stoked watching MONSTERS INC for the 789679788th time on my TV. I am personally shocked that Pixney allowed this to get a cinema release and after the money it will lose on this one I can see a few people fired. Planes commences in most cinemas from this Thursday 19th September, right in time for the school holidays. My advice, if your kids are under seven, then maybe, if nothing else is on take them to this one. It is not horrendous, it is just lazy and churned out.

 

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