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.
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.
Not as good as I remembered it to be. Definitely one of Pixar's weakest films, but even that says something when it gets a good rating. There's a lot to love about Cars, but I don't think there was anything there for me but the high-quality production that Pixar served.
This film reminds me of Of Mice and Men for some reason. Not sure why. Don't hurt me.
By Pixar's standards, this is pretty mediocre. This lacks the heart and soul of most Pixar films and is mostly for kids instead of the "for all ages" films we're used to for them. Still, the animation looks stunning, the premise is somewhat interesting, and this has it's moments.
Lacks the emotion that Pixar normally gives us, but by God, it's good-looking!
#12 in Animated April
I've always felt this was a lesser Pixar effort, but after this revisit I still figure I gave it a little bit too much credit last time around. The redeeming factor last time around was its portrayal and understanding of small towns and small town people, but it didn't really stand that well up to the scrutiny of revisitation.
What's left is a pretty one dimensional effort compared to all those other Pixar movies that works so well on several layers--adding much to enjoy for both children and adults. Here we're pretty much dealt a quite simple tale lacking in both nuance and subtlety--offering up a few moralistic views more in line with what we've come…
The racing world and in particular a young upstart is put in his place by an old townsman - reminded me of Doc Hollywood!
This was probably the first non-masterpiece quality material Pixar Studios ever produced, as far as feature films are concerned. By 2006 they had set their own bar so high that even a charming, entertaining, well-meaning, and really enjoyable film like Cars is a bit of a letdown. Animation-wise, though, it's just as brilliant as their other movies.
While not up to par with the rest of Pixar's films, Cars is still a fun movie.
I have similar thoughts on 'Cars' that I do on 'Finding Nemo'. They're not exactly the same feelings, and I do think 'Finding Nemo' is better, but again I think 'Cars' definitely has high moments spread throughout a film that is ultimately hard to feel much of a connection to. Some of the characters, Doc Hudson in particular, display something resembling a backwoods charm that we haven't seen much of from Pixar yet. There is a different tone on display that they're not used to. The film is deliberately slow, and I respect that to an extent.
That being said, it's also a film that replaced all people and animals and whatever with talking cars. And ultimately, it's hard to find a lot of interest in that.
This is hands down one of the best animated movies ever made. Hilarious from start to finish for adults and children alike. My son and I shared non stop laughs. The characters and the cast that voices them are just amazing. And it packs a deep story of transformation and friendship; life insight or just family fun, you decide. All i know is any movie that can make me laugh like that and bring tears to my eyes is one worthy of recognition. Bravo Pixar.
Al fin he visto Cars, y porque la echaban por la tele xD
The story is about a race car (equipped with a cocky attitude) who is infamous around the country gets sidetracked to a has been town full of older cars and has no sympathy for the hot shot. this movie was a miss step for Pixar.
John Lasseter’s ‘U-Turn’.
‘Cars’ is a fascinating movie to examine, and I think it's essential viewing for anyone interested in Pixar, or John Lasseter. I have so much to say that I’ve broken this into a few sections.
The first twenty-five minutes of ‘Cars’ is insanity. Very little is done to help us acclimatize us to this universe, we’re just dropped into it. While wrapping your head around it, you’re barraged with fantasy sequences, fake commercials, and montages, and it’s only when Lighting McQueen gets stranded in a desert town that the film actually comes together. The critical window of time for Pixar’s standard of emotional investment has now passed, and it doesn’t help that the McQueen character…
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