Planes 2013

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Soar with Dusty, a plane who dreams of becoming a daring air racer.

Starring:
Dane Cook,Stacy Keach
Runtime:
1 hour, 27 minutes

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Planes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Klay Hall
Starring Dane Cook, Stacy Keach
Supporting actors Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, John Cleese, Cedric the Entertainer, Carlos Alazraqui, Roger Craig Smith, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Sinbad, Gabriel Iglesias, Brent Musburger, Colin Cowherd, Danny Mann, Oliver Kalkofe, John Ratzenberger, Jonathan Adams
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 18 July 2014
Format: DVD
Planes didn't sound amazing when I first heard of it (everyone suggested it was merely a clone of "Cars") and they were pretty close to the mark. Problem was Cars wasn't bad, but it was far from the best Pixar had offered up animation wise (in fact most feel it's one of their weaker products esp with Toy Story standing out as one of their best)

Despite the fact Pixar is now owned by Disney, this production is made by "DisneyToon Studios" which is a different group of people.
Story wise it's very predictable (and honestly not as good as Cars) it just feels like a lower level re-run of that production. The animation is reasonably decent, though it doesn't have the polish and shine one would expect from a Pixar production. Honestly the humour and fun isn't really here either (it's not really funny, bar a few moments)

Cast wise, a bit of a mixed bag I'm not crazy about Dane Cook (Dusty Crophopper) though there are a few well known people such as Teri Hatcher (Dottie), Val Kilmer (Bravo) but Danny Mann (Sparky) is an experienced voice over actor and he's done voices for many animations. Not quite the top tier voice acting I'd have hoped for, and it's hard to attach to many of the characters in the film (not really much variation in appearance unlike Cars) The biggest issue is you've just seen it all before, and in stronger films so this will probably not go down well with adult film viewers (I got bored quite quickly)

It's an ok way to kill and hour and a half and kids aged 5-8 will probably like it. Older ones might find it a bit thin and nowhere near as funny as one would have hoped. My Son watched it and thought it was "ok" but no more than that. I'm going on his rating here hence the 3 stars. Worth a look if you are desperate for more animation films to add to your collection, but there are many more that should be far higher up your buy list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. G. A. Alavi on 17 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
Great entertainment for the whole family, an inspirational, and gripping underdog story. I kids watched this in the cinema and want to watch part of it every night since we got it. The animation in great, the story really makes this special.

Dusty Crophopper has high hopes of being a professional racer. Only two problems, one he is a crop duster, and two he is scared of heights. However on the plus side he is all heart and with the right trainer he might just shock the world.

Great family time movie. The only problem we have with this movie is while my kids are watching this they are so glued to the screen the forget about anything else like eating while they are watching it. To be watched over and over again.
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By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 Mar. 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Planes is a mildly entertaining adventure set within the world of Cars. It is a curious venture for Pixar, firstly to make something dominantly based for the staright to DVD market and secondly to make something that doesnt carry the same hmour as most of its other output or the depth in characters.
It may be because the whole concept of Cars was a difficult one to sell to adults. The characters were never as cute and cuddly as the likes of Toy Story or Bugs Life etc but the appeal to kids is plain to see. Shiny bright cars with big smily faces zooming all over the place is a captivating idea of anyone smaller than your kneecap. However it doesnt quite fell like it transfers as well to Planes.

The characters themselves are lazily drawn. They same old cliches are trotted out and this is basically a re-run of Cars' storyline just set within the world of flying rather than driving. Even the lead character Rusty sounds similar to Lightening and is certianly not as likeable. However for all the flaws this film has there are some positives which help keep this a little entertaining.

The flying sequences are superbly animated and just about thrilling enough for you to wish for more. The animation throughout is typically top notch and the running time is perfectly comfortable for the small attention spans watching.

In the great scheme of things Cars was never Pixars crowning jewel although a superior sequel went some way to address the originals flaws, so maybe Planes 2 can do the same. From an adults point of view the film felt a little cynical, but I can already hear an outcry of outrage from the under 8 community!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 17 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
After seeing Cars, I wasn't sure who this film was going pan out. I know this film and also Cars had some bad reviews when released in cinema's. Now I liked Cars, and this film........ I was not disappointed. At some point I completely forgot they were planes, but characters. The story is a bit slow at first, but then it gets interesting. Some nail biting moments, and, at one point, I was rooting for the underdog, " that's Dusty Crophopper by the way." A good film for kids, and for people who are still young at heart.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By gamcd on 8 Nov. 2013
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I have been to see this 3 times at the cinema with my 5 yr old she loves it so much. She even did a very exciting "show and tell" on it the parents of her classmates tell me as they persuaded their parents take them. Not as many adult jokes as in some Disney films but enough. Bulldog saying "I don't cry I'm British" had everyone in the cinema laughing. She is desperately awaiting DVD release.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M0nkeyMrs on 20 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Yes this film is basically the same as cars but with planes... I don't think it would take a genius to work that out, but its a children's film and both of my sons aged 2 & 4 love it and will be receiving diecast planes for Christmas.
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