Planes Movie Review

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One Sentence: This isn’t a Pixar or Disney Animation Studios movie.

Rated: PG

Nudity: None

After Credits Scene: None

So the first thing I noticed is that the word Disney appeared above the title of the movie on the promotional material I had been given.  That was an immediate red flag, that means that this movie wasn’t done by Pixar.  Which doesn’t necessarily mean that it wasn’t going to be a great movie, but it was just something that made me think, what else were they trying to pull off with Planes.  It all became very apparent over the next 1.5 hours.

They were trying to pass off one of the worst animated movies I have ever seen as something that people would pay for.  After getting out of this horrible press screening, I started doing some research on Planes…I shouldn’t be shocked that Disney tried to do this, but I do feel a little betrayed.

Planes was produced by Disney Toons Studios, which is their direct to DVD studio.  Planes was originally a direct to DVD release that was not in 3D.  Someone got the great idea to do a 3D conversion on it and put it in theaters.  With the intent that we wouldn’t notice it wasn’t a Pixar release if the planes had eyes.

This movie was awful.  It really felt like a farmed out cash grab that someone got the idea if they release it in theaters people will go see it.  The backgrounds were dead and lifeless.  Nothing like the world of Cars.  More like the barren wasteland of Cars.  It wasn’t funny, at all.  The story was weak and not thought out.  It was a 3D conversion so it was horribly dark and the 3D was a joke.  It was exactly what it was intended to be originally.  A DVD release for very young children that like the visual representation of Cars without the substance and quality of a Pixar movie.

It is rare that I am so disappointed in a movie studio that I feel like I was conned and lied to about a movie.  I felt this way about Disney Planes, and I hope the word gets out.  Do not go pay to see this movie.

1 out of 5 for Planes

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