Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Ahhh... it's got that new movie smell.
Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.
While not as transcending as their previous efforts, Cars still manages to do enough to keep alive Pixar's winning streak & presents its pioneering animation studio slowing down a little to catch its breath after having left behind every other competitor in the dust during its first decade of filmmaking. Also, this film is certainly not as mediocre as many have called it to be.
Set in a world populated entirely by automobiles & other vehicles, the story of Cars follows a racing rookie who, while travelling to California for the tiebreaker race that's supposed to determine the champion of the Piston Cup, finds himself waylaid in the town called Radiator Springs, is tasked with repairing the damages he incurred on his…
HOW THE FUCK DO THESE CARS REPRODUCE??
This and Cars 2 are the only Pixar films I still need to see and I've been putting them off for quite some time. I figured it's about time I watch these two films.
While Cars is one of Pixar's weaker films, it's still good and it's certainly better than Brave.
Today August 22nd is my oldest son's third birthday. He loves Cars and wanted to watch it. It's one of my least favorite Pixar films, but who gives a fuck, it's my son's birthday and he wanted to watch it.
In my recent write-up for Brad Bird’s initial contribution to the studio with The Incredibles, I noted the film’s mark on the new wave that would redefine the direction of the studio; their films no longer too self-aware of its radical form to the genre and have instead sat on the throne with comfort and create immersion in the stories they tell. Although John Lasseter has led the charge in Pixar’s domination within the 21st century, now the primary staple of the genre that all of its competitors admire and recycle from, I still believe he is far from the auteur talent of his peers, especially in the attribute of storytelling; with Andrew Stanton, Brad Bird, and Pete Docter being…
I have many questions on how the universe works
How do these cars reproduce?
I know this is a childhood favorite of mine.
About cars who race
And the main moral of this is not all winners are winners
and not all losers are losers.
But pretty average for a Pixar movie.
Technology can't undo the fact that Cars is boring. From the opening song, it's clear Cars is more stylistically akin to children's films by Dreamworks than a Pixar film; the pop songs exist just to pass time as images go past, a technique which indicates just how little they care. The characters are irritating, with many scenes where you can predict almost every line because every line is just a choral refrain.
It just doesn't use anything to differentiate. It is uninteresting.
Everyone knows that this isn't the strongest Pixar release by almost all metrics... but it's still far better fare than most of its non-Pixar animated competition. I can still appreciate this for the knowing nods to car culture and attention to detail: inspired choices like including Tom and Ray Magliozzi (of Car Talk fame) and casting Paul Newman (a professional race-car driver) as Doc Hudson really made me smile.
Revolutionary to the anthropomorphic inanimate object genre.
Film # 24 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 8" Challenge
Task # 17: A film featuring car racing
“Cars” is yet another innovative concept and the animations look amazing. After toys, bugs, monsters, fish and superheroes it’s now automobiles that lead the film. The story is a bit sentimental and predictable, but the humor is there and the tempo is high.
The animators succeeded to give a bunch of cars a personality and real emotions. Expressions like arrogance and shame can be read from their faces. The cars eventually become believable characters.
The somewhat clumsy and dumb Mater is just heartwarming, I love this character. McQueen’s pit stop buddies are amusing and the Italian car Luigi is funny…
One of the few Pixar movies I hadn't already seen - I don't think I was missing much. Cars isn't bad per se, it just doesn't really line up with the studio's output, feeling more like a Dreamworks-y celebrity-focused vehicle [pun], rather than a movie driven [pun] by emotion. There is some heart courtesy of Bonnie Hunt's lady car and her view of this abandoned town, but moments like those are few and far between, often buried under cameos and Larry the Cable Guy.
Logic aside, this isn't a bad, little film. Definitely one of Pixar Animation's weakest products though.
As always remembered as the film that my youngest brother Dillon was obsessed with when he was about 2, I absolutely love this heart-snagging movie! Mater will forever be one of my favorite cartoon characters.
"I'm the world's best backwards driver!!"
You're left with so many questions by the end of this! What is their economy like? Is it sustainable since everyone can afford to close their shop for the day to watch a race? Is there institutionalized racism? How do they build shit?
This has amazing animation, a great story, wonderful characters, and more than its fair share of heartwarming moments.
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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