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Review: 'Planes' stays grounded while it might have soared

Review: 'Planes' stays grounded while it might have soared

"Planes," the new animated action adventure from Disney, is a jaunty excursion into the wild blue yonder where planes do the talking, as well as the flying, and a crop-dusting underdog dreams of making the Wings Around the Globe racing circuit. If all that sounds as if it's from another era, that's because the film feels like old-school Disney. The good guys are well-grounded and doing a lot of "by Jiminy" talking about what it takes to have the right stuff. The bad guys aren't so awful. And dreams don't seem impossible. Even the hard-rock soundtrack has a nostalgic beat. You'd know it was from the folks who created "Cars" even if...

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