Pixar hit it out of the park with Monsters University, but can Disney find that kind of success with a second movie this summer without Pixar behind the wheels?
Planes, like the undeniable hit Cars, features modes of transportation given voices and a dream. Originally planned as a direct to DVD film, Planes hits theaters this weekend.
What family film should you check out this weekend? Well, read these Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters reviews, compare them to Planes reviews and go from there!
The movie sputters to a start, has some nice moments in the middle and comes to a predictable conclusion, but at least it's better than Cars 2. - Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
While the plotting is rather pedestrian, the humor mostly lame, what makes Planes a stand-out experience - not surprisingly, based on Disney's vast and impressive history of animated classics - is the visuals. - Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
Strictly by the numbers, from the believe-in-yourself moral to the purely predictable ending. - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Planes" is for the most part content to imitate rather than innovate, presumably hoping to reap a respectable fraction of the box office numbers of "Cars" and "Cars 2," which together made hundreds of millions of dollars. - Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
Has the look and feel of Pixar's 2006 hit, "Cars," if not the latter's charm or strong story. - Tom Keogh, Seattle Times