Planes 2013 7 out of 10
Planes never really takes flight. The movie from above the world of Cars has the right look, but not necessarily the right stuff. It fails at being in the same league as either of the Pixar Cars movies and despite its look feels more like a direct to DVD film. Like the main character Dusty Crophopper the whole movie flies low to the ground and never really soars. It was just too derivative of the Cars movies with an older plane as Dusty's mentor that was just too familiar of Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) in Cars. There are some good action scenes in the movie and it was enjoyable, it just felt like it covered too much of the same ground (or air in this case) that the Cars films had already covered.