Have you ever felt like you had a destiny bigger than the life you are living? Dusty sure did and he didn’t let the fact that he was just a little crop duster stop him from grabbing life by the propellers. In this heartwarming and action filled story we meet Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take on the world’s fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems…he’s not exactly built for speed, plus he’s afraid of heights. His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher than he ever imagined. With a little help from his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for—and the inspiration to soar.
After spreading its wings in theaters, “PLANES” soars to glorious new heights on Blu-ray, featuring wondrous high-definition picture and sound and never-before-seen bonus features, including musical number “Franz’s Song,” deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette that follows Director Klay Hall’s personal journey during the making of the film, a look at the ten greatest aviators in history hosted by ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, and more.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this film. As a takeoff from the hit film Cars I worried that it would just take the same storyline and switch it up for higher heights. I couldn’t have been more wrong and while not a deep story Planes was highly enjoyable. Especially for the smaller 2 of my crew, my 7-year-old son and my 5-year-old daughter. The bonus features were particularly enjoyed by the kids and they happily replayed Franz’s Song over and over again. I also love that the kids can learn a little about the history of aviation. It’s a great, fun, family flick, perfect for any movie night at home.
Disclosure – I was provided with a sample to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.