It was a fun-filled, action-packed adventure right from the start, with a good story and lots of life lessons built in.
Once again we meet up with Dusty Crophopper, the star of the first Planes movie. He’s on a roll and winning lots of races when he experiences a setback that makes him rethink his future.
On his journey, he meets a diverse cast of characters including Dipper, a feisty female firefighter who is sweet on him; Maru, the mechanic who can just about fix anyone; Windlifter, the wise 2nd in command; Cad Spinner, the antagonist; and Blade Ranger, the leader.
There are lots of other characters who round out the cast, making for a cute movie that teaches an important life lesson…that when one door closes, another opens. Life may hand you disappointment, but there’s always a new adventure right around the corner…you just have to have the courage to find it.
While this isn’t my kids’ favourite movie of all time (which, if you must know, is Frozen…still singing the soundtrack everyday!), they certainly hooted and hollered, laughed and (almost) cried along with Dusty and the gang. I think their exact words when the credits rolled were, “That was awesome, Mom!”
That’s good enough for me.