It is a children's movie about an 11 year old Australian boy called Dylan who is growing up with his father in a small country town. Dylan's love for flight takes him all the way to Japan to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships.
Along the way Dylan meets the Japanese paper plane champion, Kimi who inspires him to make something “beautiful and surprising”. Then there is Kevin, Dylan's classmate who provides lots of laughs and Dylan's grandfather who is not your traditional grandfather but they all inspire Dylan on his quest to make the best paper plane.
Alyssa's Little Opinion: I enjoyed this movie, there was no scary scenes. The movie was a little sad and made me think how I would feel if the same thing happened to my family and I told my mum that "I loved her". It was fun watching them make the paper planes and I really love how the Japanese winner threw her planes - I have been practising the same way she throws them.
Mum's Big Opinion: This movie is one of the better Australian movies I have seen. It had some very funny moments which both the kids and adults laughed at and there were also some very sad moments when I shed a tear (ok maybe I shed more than one tear). There was no time to look at the clock and check the time as the movie was always enjoyable and very creative. The storyline is exactly what kids should be watching dreams coming true. It also touches on bullying and making kids aware that winning is not always everything !
The kids spent the next day trying to recreate their own winning paper planes and I have
found paper planes (or scrunched up paper) everywhere !
We would recommend not to miss this one!
- Released nationally in Australia 15th January 2015
- Genre; Family
- Running Time 96 mins
- Stars: Sam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailman
- Head over to the Paper Planes website to learn all the tricks of making a paper plane
- Available on DVD in Australia 24/06/2015
- Check out the below Paper Planes trailer.....