Super hot? Go see a movie! Today’s film … Planes. A computer animated film that had been planned as a direct to video movie from the DisneyToon Studios…released into theatres. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t awful. But I can’t exactly recommend it.I feel like it was a bad sign when the second thing I saw after the Disney castle opening sequence was a big sign that read “The World of Cars” or some nonsense. Confession: I liked Cars. But really all that means is that we have a bunch of anthromorphic vehicles and because we’re too lazy to try and develop story that explains how these vehicles exist in this world, we have a bunch of small forklift vehicles that do basically everything.
45% of the characters are planes. 45% are forklifts. 5% are cars. 5% are boats.
This film could have been better with a better script. As it stands there are missed opportunities to tie things together. I could stand to have a bit more laughs in it and overall sometimes you just gloss over things because it’s a kids film.
I wasn’t really impressed by the vocal talent. I may have gone hoping to have been impressed with the Top Gun reunion of Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards but I don’t think I even noticed Val Kilmer’s voice. At times I wasn’t really convinced that John Cleese was really John Cleese.
At the end of the credits we’re warned of the impending sequel: “Planes: Fire & Rescue”
I would have enjoyed a Mater cameo. No, really. The cheap Mater-type character just lacks his genuine charm. Mater is my friend. Chug isn’t.