Paper Planes (rated U), the perfect family film flies onto DVD 25th January 2016 and one lucky reader can win a copy of their own here.
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. Directed by one of Australia’s leading filmmakers Robert Connolly, this is a powerful true story about a friendship between two countries and defying the odds (and gravity in the process).
If at first you don’t succeed, fly, fly again!
We loved watching Paper Planes, the characters and the story appealed to us from the start and there is a lesson for us all running through the film.
Ed Oxenbould, portrayed his character Dylan well. We empathised with him and his story. I cried watching the sad parts of the film. I also felt frustrated with his dad’s character. I know he suffered from his own grief but I really wanted him to be there more for his son. The kids, interestingly, forgave him and could completely understand the need for him to deal with his own problems first.
As the story progressed, we watched from the edge of our seats and willed, almost as much as Dylan that he would get through to the next round of the Paper Planes Championships.
The two lessons from this story are if at first you don’t succeed, try (fly) again and that sometimes it’s more important to make something both beautiful and amazing than to actually win.
After watching Paper Planes, you may feel compelled to make some old school paper darts and throw them. The official site has tutorials to make the planes featured in the show (our home is now full of them).
We highly recommend this family DVD and if you would like to win a copy, read on below:
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Key Information: Certificate: U Run Time: 97 Mins
Disclosure: We were sent a DVD for purposes of review. All opinions are honest and our own.
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