'Planes' doesn't reach the creative heights of a Pixar movie
'Planes,' which was produced by Disney, has an all-too-predictable plot.
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â€śPlanesâ€ť is an animated 3-D feature from Disney, but itâ€™s not produced by Pixar, and therein lies the rub. Although Pixar itself has been on a creative slide as of late, you could always count on them for a fairly high level of wit and vroom and sometimes for a lot more than that.
â€śPlanes,â€ť directed by Klay Hall, is a modest little squiggle about Dusty, a crop-duster who yearns to be a high-flying air racer. He finds the courage to succeed, which should surprise no one â€“ not even the toddlers in the audience (most of whom, at the screening I attended, were pretty stone-faced throughout). Maybe Disney, and Pixar, too, for that matter â€“ remember â€śCars 2â€ť? â€“ should stay away from vehicular vehicles on all future projects. Grade: C+ (Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.)