Disney’s PLANES (aka Redemption for Cars 2)


Joe and I had the opportunity to see an advance screening of Disney’s PLANES this week.  I would have gotten a cool photo of us sporting our 3D glasses, but they are pretty strict about camera usage.  There was a very serious (and buff) security guard that pounced on anyone pulling out anything even resembling a phone.  It was quite entertaining.

Once the movie started, we settled into our seats and took in the ride that was PLANES.  I crossed my fingers hoping this movie would erase the awfulness that was Cars 2 from our memory and get us back to the original goodness we found in Cars.  Boy did it ever.

A wonderful underdog story with lovable characters, multi-level humor, and plenty of action, PLANES had us laughing and cheering for the good guys.

Because I’ve been frustrated in the past with some of the language found in Disney movies (i.e. “Stupid” and “Idiot”), I tried to pay attention to the language in PLANES.  Unless I missed something, I didn’t hear either of those words or anything else that bothered me.  The only iffy words I noticed were part of the multi-level humor (“He’s really being an Aston Martin.” and “It’s time to lug nut up.”)

Unlike Cars 2, there wasn’t much brutality.  Only one quick scene of a battle where planes were being shot down by war ships.  I asked Joe about it afterwards, and he said he really liked that scene.  Other than that, there is really no violence (except for a little bit of battling between the planes during the race).

Overall, Joe and I gave Disney’s PLANES two thumbs way up!

Will you take your family to see this movie?

Disney's PLANES

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Disclaimer: I was provided 2 free press tickets to this movie.  Free tickets do not influence my opinion, this is an honest review.  Images used with permission.

  • Kate @ Indulgent Wellness August 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    How old were your kids when you first took them to a movie at a movie theater?

  • Stephanie August 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Happy to hear that PLANES didn’t insert “stupid” and other similar words into the films! That always drives me crazy!

    Our girls (ages 6, 4, and 1) have yet to see a movie in a theater, but perhaps we’ll take the two older girls this fall.

  • ash August 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I liked cars 2! But I think it is because the Japanese parts related so well…they were hilarious after living there!!!!