Friday, August 9, 2013

Movie Review: Planes

Another gem in Disney's collection! That's right, this guy liked it.

Some folks having seen this might mistake it for another version of Cars (the first one) but I'm here to tell you no, it's not. I mean there are elements that are similar, but what movie today doesn't have something in common with a movie that came before?

Did you know that Never Say Never Again is the same movie as Thunderball?! Sean Connery was James Bond in both films!

Planes is a story unto itself that actually broadens the world created by Cars, and has plenty for both kids and the people that just now might be realizing they are spending their retirement money taking their children to the movies.

I'm not sure what $2.85 would have gotten you in 1973, but that's $15 today for a full price 3D ticket. It'll cost about $56 in 2043. Just sayin'. But by then you should be able to beam the film directly into your mind and hopefully have the option of burning it from your memory if it happens to be an especially bad movie.

"So how was the movie?"

"I can't remember...?"

"Oh. That bad, huh? Critics loved it..."

Back to the movie review! Stars! I give it a solid 4.5 out of 5. This movie teaches a lesson with the plot, not by spelling it out and repeating it until it's nonsense. Actually, it teaches a number of moral lessons that I wholeheartedly approve of.

The voice cast was excellently chosen! Iceman and Goose make an appearance! Except for that they refrained from making any other Top Gun reference. To be honest, I think they could have used at least one more... Not sure who out they might have even noticed that Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards cameoed.

Of course I can't go into any further detail without spoilers and I hate spoilers.

Go see this movie!

written by Eric

written by Z

Disclosure:  We received four free tickets to see Disney Planes 3d for a review of the movie.  All opinions as always are our own.  No other compensation was received for this review.

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