Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
Dusty Crophopper is a crop duster plane who has big dreams of racing in the Wings Across the Globe competition. He gets the help of WWII fighter plane Skipper to train for the international race. He isn't quite fast enough and he's afraid of heights. He is the underdog in a race of international speedsters.
This suffers from a lack of imagination. Director Klay Hall tells that John Lasseter just figured Planes would exist in the Cars world. It's the laziest of story writing. They have a good selling franchise and they decide to clip on an extension. If they want to include planes in the Cars movie, then I would feel fine about that. This is just recycled bits and pieces of other movies. There isn't one speck of originality in this. The voice work is rather blend and there isn't any particularly funny jokes or hilarious characters. It gets by solely with its stylistic association with Cars.
Reviewed by mikey187-818-8996208 / 10
Loved it, fun, and gives a good message
I'm not sure why there is so much negativity aimed at this movie. I enjoyed every second of the movie and would definitely watch it again.
Yes the story line is predictable and we all know what the outcome is going to be, but don't we know that already is most animated movies?
I thought it was an inspiring story and gives out the message that if we treat people well , and help people, then good things can come your way when you need it, which works out well for dusty when everyone gives him spare parts for the goodness he shown them and the courage he shown making the journey.
It teaches the lesson you can be what you want and you don't have to be told what you are and i like that.
Reviewed by Mihai Toma9 / 10
A Cars-inspired animation
Dusty is an ordinary utility plane, every day accomplishing his routine flight, but as expected, he has a big dream up his sleeve, to race in the Wings Around the Globe rally. With the help of Skipper, a retired war veteran, and some enthusiastic friends, he's willing to give his best shot at making a good impression in the competition.
Although it's a used-up idea of someone/something (in this case a plane) who's trying to overcome his/its condition, it manages to be a bit distinct from the rest. Inspired by the masterpiece "Cars", this movie features Dusty, a crop duster who's going to learn that it takes a lot more than courage to be a world-class racer. His good soul and his underdog position will prove to be most helpful in the upcoming challenge, although disappointment and betrayal will show up as well.
It looks gorgeous (although this is becoming common) and with its reality-show presentation it brings additional thrill into the picture. It has a bit of comedy (although I hoped for more) and some drama (again could have been more) keeping you alert all the time, dead moments not being present (or insignificant). Although at the beginning I had the impression that I'm seeing "Turbo" for the second time, it slowly veered off into something equally delightful. It might not deserve its rating but I really liked it!