Planes
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A lazy recycled of Cars, but only set in the sky.
Genre: Animation
Sports
Adventure
Comedy
Directed By: Klay Hall
Produced By: Tracy Balthazor-Flynn
Starring: Dane Cook
Stacy Keach
Teri Hatcher
Priyanka Chopra
Brad Garrett
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Roger Craig Smith
John Cleese
Carlos Alazraqui
Sinbad
Val Kilmer
Anthony Edwards
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release Date: August 2, 2013 (EAA AirVenture Oshkosh)
August 9, 2013
Runtime: 92 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $50 million
Box Office: $239.3 million
Franchise: Planes
Sequel: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Planes is a 2013 American computer animated sports comedy film made by Disneytoon Studios. It is a spinoff to the Cars franchise made by Pixar, despite not being produced by Pixar itself. Like many of Disneytoon's films, it was initially set to be released as a direct-to-video film, but was instead premiered on August 2, 2013, at a special screening at The Fly-In Theater at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) and theatrically released on August 9, 2013 in the Disney Digital 3D and RealD 3D formats.

Plot

Dusty is a small-town plane who dreams of one day competing as a high-flying air racer. However, poor Dusty has two strikes against him: He's not built for racing, and he's terribly afraid of heights. To achieve his dream, Dusty turns to naval aviator Skipper. Skipper helps Dusty qualify to take on Ripslinger, the race circuit's defending champion. Dusty's courage faces the ultimate test, as he takes aim at heights he never dreamed were possible.

Bad Qualities

  1. The main problem with this film is that its story is poorly executed, seriously overused and almost similar in structure to its predecessor, Cars, with many characters acting as rip-offs of characters of the Cars films. It was made probably just to sell more pointless merchandise and toys inspired by the film.
  2. Despite being a spin-off of Cars, it isn't produced by Pixar themselves (who produced the three Cars films) but rather by Disneytoon Studios, which is a common misconception for viewers.
  3. Unfunny and weak humor, particularly the scene with kissing.
  4. Many of the planes Dusty races against are blatant stereotypes of their countries. Even Cars 2 never pulled up such feet on making every foreign character blatant stereotypes.
  5. The voice acting in this film is annoying, particularly Dane Cook as Dusty.
  6. Some of the dialogue is stupid, such as: “Well hello ladies, are you ready to LOSE.
  7. There is a lot of filler in the film (with practically nothing happening in the film) just so they can hit the 90-minute mark, with the side plots being the worst offenders.
  8. The characters are very one-dimensional, boring and extremely forgettable:
    • Dusty is the generic “rookie who wants to win” and predictably wins at the end.
    • Skipper is nothing more than a mere Doc Hudson ripoff.
    • Chug is basically Tow Mater but more annoying than the real Mater himself. His design is even beyond shameless as it makes it pretty obvious Disney wants him to be the Mater ripoff.
    • Dottie has no purpose but the mere “voice of reason” of Dusty's friends.
    • Ripslinger tries to kill Dusty for no reason other than to win the race, who is more of a “spoiled legend who wants to keep his fame” than the villain. Worst of all, he gets away with it. He also is another ripoff of Chick Hicks, except that he isn't as entertaining as Chick himself.
    • Ned and Zed are just the dull comic relief sidekicks of the villain that can get extremely annoying at times.
  9. The film uses many clichés such as Skipper saying he was a “legend” who went on many missions, only for Dusty to find out he only went on one. Another cliché it has, as stated above, is a seriously overused story about the “Underdog who wants to be the champion and gets to be it in the end, and in the sequel he is treated like a celebrity. It has so many clichés to the point where it is so predictable that it's like what Nostalgia Critic said in his Disneycember review, you can predict it after gathering up one sentence of the plot: 'A cropduster named Dusty wants to be a world famous racer.' and unless you are very imaginative, you are able to guess what is gonna happen pitch perfectly. For how stupid Cars 2's plot was, at least it was so stupid to the point where it actually is very unpredictable.
    • In fact theres a scene when they lampshade the predictable story by talking about the Underdog story by the main villain and his henchplanes.
  10. Also, the designs just look ugly by how uncanny it looks. What made the designs the Cars films, look so good (even great) is that it perfectly blends the human aspects with vehicular aspects. Here, it is like they just copy pasted human features in plane models and made it their character design. Besides that, the character movements are unexpressive. In the Cars films, when they move sad, happy or angry, they move depending on the expressions. Here, they move the same no matter how they feel.

Good Qualities

  1. Despite the character designs and movements being poor, the animation is still great and nice, especially by DisneyToon standards; it also makes the backgrounds look appealing.
  2. The idea of making a vehicle film similar to Cars was pretty interesting, just executed poorly.
  3. The action and some scenes are actually awesome. The last act is actually pretty entertaining.
  4. Some likable characters, like Dusty (despite being one-dimensional) and Skipper (despite being a ripoff of Doc Hudson as previously mentioned).
  5. Not all of the racers are stereotypes of their countries.
  6. The soundtrack has plenty of bangers. A few highlights include "Nothing Can Stop Me Now" from Mark Holman and "Fly" from Jon Stevens.
  7. The scene where it shows Skippers flashback to World War Two is a really intense moment, as it shows that Skipper was the only plane in his squadron to survive being shot down.

Reception

Planes received generally negative reviews from critics and audiences, with many saying that it makes Cars 2 look like a masterpiece in comparison. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 26% approval rating with an average rating of 4.6/10 based on 120 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Planes has enough bright colors, goofy voices, and slick animation to distract some young viewers for 92 minutes -- and probably sell plenty of toys in the bargain -- but on nearly every other level, it's a Disney disappointment." Another review aggregator, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 39 based on 32 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". However, the film earned an A− from audiences polled by CinemaScore.

Trivia

  • Planes 3 was a planned sequel to Planes: Fire & Rescue that was set to be the third installment in the Planes film series, a spin-off to the Cars franchise by Pixar. It was originally going to be released on April 12, 2019, but was removed from the release schedule following the shutdown of Disneytoon Studios.

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Footsies

19 months ago
Score -5
Screw Planes. Watch Cars instead.
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HuyyBoii 05

8 months ago
Score 0
Why is the sequel on GMV then? lol
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Athaggard160

15 months ago
Score 1
Should I add Planes Fire & Rescue to the GMW or AMW?
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Stomps

14 months ago
Score -6

Awful Movie Wiki

i heard it also was received negatively
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Mr. Dready

14 months ago
Score 6
@Stomps, it actually received mixed reviews (Planes Fire & Rescue that is)
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Stomps

14 months ago
Score 0
But mixed means bad, right?
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Athaggard160

8 months ago
Score 2
It's too late. The sequel is already on the Greatest Movies Wiki, just exactly as I expected.
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TehGamerOne18

2 months ago
Score 0
I downvoted your comment while I still could, but I’m not against it
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RockyBalboaFan

18 days ago
Score 1
You can't downvote comments
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Mr. Dready

12 months ago
Score 2
@Stomps, well not always they're are some movies that got mixed reviews that are fine/good, although som of them are bad.
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Mr. Dready

12 months ago
Score 2
Also i can't decide if the sequel is good or bad.
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GrilledCheese800

12 months ago
Score 1
tHiS sHoW iS a HuGe rIpOfF oF pLaNeS!!11
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Nikotheshamal

7 months ago
Score 1
Lmao this is what kids and brain dead teens will say when a tv show has a cartoon aircrafts XD
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Paprika

12 months ago
Score 2
I originally thought that Pixar made this movie when it first came out, but just Disney themselves I guess.
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Glitchedblood

11 months ago
Score 1
John Lasseter was involved in it.
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Nitesh Surya Vanapalli

11 months ago
Score -5
What was intended as a direct-to-dvd film should've stayed as a direct-to-dvd film!
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NintenDylan64

11 months ago
Score 1
Besides this movie being terrible, for some reason its plot makes me think me of Turbo, which was released the same year as this movie.
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Athaggard160

10 months ago
Score 3
I like both Cars & Planes. I don’t care what the critics say about Planes.
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Mr. Dready

10 months ago
Score 6
We all don't rely on critics.
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MinecraftDogCats

3 months ago
Score 2
Yeah Planes deserves more love
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RockyBalboaFan

one month ago
Score 1
Same who cares what people say about Planes
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PlantyB0i

6 months ago
Score -2
Well this movie is plane stupid
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MeMeGuYWasLost

6 months ago
Score 1
Nice pun.
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Athaggard160

6 months ago
Score 1
Boo!
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MinecraftDogCats

one month ago
Score 0
Bruh
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RockyBalboaFan

one month ago
Score 0
Are you kidding?
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Deepthroat Ghoul

5 months ago
Score 0
The quote should be changed to "Come back, Cars 2! All is forgiven!"
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RockyBalboaFan

one month ago
Score 0
Cars 2 is worse than this
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Splinter

one month ago
Score 1

@DeepThroat, yea, I actually agree, basically like Cars 2 more, I still don't like it, sitll ahte it, but honestly, I am struggling to find good qualities, like tere is the voice acting, can be annoying also, there is the animation, which is gorgeous but character design and animation go brrr.

And @RockyBalbao fan, I understand where you are coming from
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Mbad3

4 months ago
Score 2
It's basically Cars without McQueen or Mater!
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RockyBalboaFan

one month ago
Score 1
And without Chick Hicks, The King, and all the Radiator Springs characters
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MinecraftDogCats

3 months ago
Score 2
Really Underrated
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Mt Omar Jewel

2 months ago
Score 1
Bad Movie
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Splinter

2 months ago
Score 2

I rewatched Cars 2, it was as bad as I remember it. Actually better, but still. It was still bad.

But this, no, no, no. At least Cars 2 is something I will love to tear apart. THis is so bad I don't even want todo it. Guaranteed I will laugh at that fart joke, say the premise is perfect for this universe for hw well it ties into it, call the story sensible and consider Mater likeable, even though I think those were some of the worst elements of Cars 2, including that dumbass Fillmore line, which I will still consider bad. But I enjoy them now consider how bad this one was.
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TehGamerOne18

2 months ago
Score 2
This page used to look terrible around a month ago
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TehGamerOne18

2 months ago
Score 1
Read the synopsis of this movie, it’s not ANY different than you’d expect
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HcB3000

2 months ago
Score 2
As if ONE blatant cashgrab that involves the Cars universe wasn't enough... also, did Pixar even KNOW Disney made a Cars spinoff behind their backs?
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TehGamerOne18

one month ago
Score 1
Wow! I must’ve REALLY made people notice this page
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MinecraftDogCats

one month ago
Score 2
I like it
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TehGamerOne18

one month ago
Score 2
The page or the film in general?
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 6
Probably the film.
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TehGamerOne18

one month ago
Score 2
I don’t think the movie to TOO bad, I have just been thinking about it a lot lately and cleaning up this page
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MinecraftDogCats

one month ago
Score 2
I like the film
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Triggeredrepatillo

one month ago
Score 0
cars 2 is more of an unintentionally bad masterpiece.
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The7Guy

29 days ago
Score 0
This movie was so boring even me as a toddler got bored to death

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