Planes
2013
**½
Director: Klay Hall
Cast: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra, Brad Garrett, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Roger Craig Smith, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards

Dusty Crophopper’s dream comes true when he enters the Wings Across the Globe race, but can this simple cropduster challenge the real racing planes? Disney’s cynical spin-off of Pixar’s Cars transfers the same plot and practically the same characters to a new setting to create a new franchise. However, this actually works in the film’s favour as I’ve come to terms with the flaws of the source material. If you can ignore the total lack of originality, this is a rather likeable children’s animation. Followed by Planes: Fire & Rescue.