Studio-Provided Plot Synopsis: From above the world of Cars comes Disney’s Planes, an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

My Thoughts: If you thought Cars was bad, Planes will show you how much better Pixar made it. The fact that Planes was originally planned as a direct-to-DVD release is evident. This feels like a slight step up from something made by one of those indie companies that makes horrible knockoff films that you can find on Netflix. When it’s not a retread of CarsPlanes is remarkably similar to DreamWorks’ recent Turbo, which actually told this story with some creativity. But worst of all: no matter how poorly this does, a sequel is already in the works for next year.

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