I love watching movies, especially this time of year when it really is too cold to spend much time outside. So when I was asked to review Paper Planes I said yes, partly because I haven’t seen it before and partly because Sam Worthington is in it!
My husband and I sat and watched this movie after Boo had gone to bed one evening (as we actually wanted to watch it without needing subtitles!) I must admit I really enjoyed it. There are lots of likable characters, and even a character you really like to dislike!
Sam Worthington (Avatar), Ed Oxenbould (Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) star in this imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
Eleven-year-old Dylan meets the junior Japanese champion Kimi in the national paper plane championships in Sydney, Australia. They develop a close bond, challenging each other to create a plane that has never been seen before.
When I first heard of it I did think it was a bit of a random topic for a film, but from the start it’s clear the film is very much about the journey rather than the subject matter (making paper planes) and it’s a great family feel good kind of film. There is a definite cheering on the underdog vibe.
All of the acting is great in it. there are more than a few laugh out loud moments and even an embarrassing Grandpa in there too. Paper Planes explores both friendship and competition in a really positive light. It’s rated a U so it’s suitable for all audiences.
Sam Worthington is great in this too, though it was a bit of a change from the movies I have seen him in. He played the grieving dad really well though at times you just wanted to shake him!
I am trying really hard not to spoil anything – what I will say is it’s definitely worth a watch, and it comes out on DVD on the 25th January 2016. But… if you would like to win your very own copy, then please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Competition closes at midnight on the 1st February 2016.
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Disclaimer: I have been given a copy of the Paper Planes DVD for the purpose of this review and a copy to give away as part of the competitions. However all words and opinions are my own – except those in italics which are from the press release. Image provided by Lionsgate Films.
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