Planes

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In the new movie, “Planes,” Dusty Crophopper is an ordinary crop-duster plane. His job every day is to fly around and fertilize crops. But he has another dream. He wants to race.

In the new movie, “Planes,” Dusty Crophopper is an ordinary crop-duster plane. His job every day is to fly around and fertilize crops. But he has another dream. He wants to race.

One of Dusty’s friends helps him fly around the acres and acres of fields, but he doesn’t get very far, as crop-dusters are not built for racing and he, ironically, has a fear of heights. They are meant for flying low over the fields all day long so he is not used to flying high. But Dusty thinks that he is a great racer, so he decides to try out for the Wings Around the Globe plane race, where only the best racers fly all around the world, competing for first place.

After racing as hard as he can, Dusty places sixth, but only the first five are allowed in the race. He is devastated.

But it is not over yet. The officials in the race found an illegal type of fuel in the fifth-place winner’s gas tank, which is cause for instant disqualification.

As the race heats up, Dusty’s number-one enemy is the villainous Ripslinger, who is striving for the fourth First-Place win of his career. If Dusty wins the race, then that means that Ripslinger won’t get all of the fame and fortune that he wants. So Ripslinger is devoted to trying to get Dusty out of the race.

I really enjoyed this movie. I loved all of the references in the movie to all of the real-life places in the world.

The only problem was that I would have liked a little more surprise. This plot is the same sort of underdog story that we have all seen a million times.

But this movie did have me laughing, smiling, and practically crying for the characters in the movie.

I would recommend this movie to kids ages 6 & up, because there was nothing too scary or loud in this movie, but they might not really be able to understand it.