The runways in Disney’s Planes
are paved with good intentions, but an overreliance on exhausted underdog tropes and a lazy central irony prevent it from truly soaring into the clouds. Strictly for the seven-and-under crowd, this breezy but forgettable diversion looks good on the silver screen, though its many shortcomings will no doubt become more pronounced when it eventually touches down on home video, where the thrill of the flight will fade considerably.
Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) is a humble crop-dusting plane who spends most of his days flying low, but his eyes are always turned up toward the clouds. He dreams of becoming a great racer, but sadly,...