Recently my three girls and I had a chance to attend the prescreening of Planes. I will have to say that this movie is absolutely a great movie for everyone in the family. I love the fact that it had such an international gathering of planes. What a great way to teach children about not having prejudice toward another culture. Yep folks that is the teacher in me coming out there. I also loved the fact that typical stereotypes about certain cultures were not used during this movie. For example, one of the major stereotypes of Mexicans is that they all take siestas and get drunk. In this movie, this did not happen. In fact, Dusty’s become fast friends with El Chupacabra.
Here is a brief summary of the movie. From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” is playing in theaters now.
I will have to admit that I did not love this movie as much as loved CARS. But this movie is becoming a close second. I love how Dusty learns that no matter what you want in life if you work you can achieve your dreams. Also love how he asks for help from his elders and that respects them. Great teaching moment there, in today’s society it seems respect for your elders is one of those rules that have seem to have fallen by the wayside. We so need to bring this back.
If you are looking for a great family movie that teaches believing in yourself, respect for yourself and others, and Never give up, then this is the movie that you need to take your children too. I have all intentions of buying this movie when it comes out on DVD to add to our collection of movies. I so can see myself using it in a classroom in the future.
Have you seen Planes yet? If so I would love to hear what you thought about the movie??