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.
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…
Pixar is an anomaly, isn’t it? How the hell do they do it? Sure, not every Pixar film is flat-out brilliant, but you simply cannot find a bad apple in their bushel of extraordinary films. I know the detractors are out there but I really loved "Cars." The images are bright, crisp and beautiful while the voice cast is cheerful and well-matched with the characters. Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Owen Wilson, George Carlin, Tony Shalhoub are all sublime. "Cars" is filled with nice touches, including “You are a Toy…Car!” in a nod to "Toy Story," Mack’s realization that there are other Pixar characters that sound just like him, or Guido’s excitable “Peet-stop!”, or Flo’s “I have gas! Lots of gas!”, or Mater’s “Like tuh-mater, but without the tuh!”
It’s an irresistible charm.
After a rousing opening scene, the movie degenerates into a slow-paced, dull, unimaginative slice of life film complete with backwater pickup trucks, which - I don't know if it's just me - completely squanders the potential of a world of CG cars. A prime example of a high concept that has not been carefully thought through.
This movie is possibly the mest fps this year. Most people would say that call of duty, or gears of war is better but this one just takes the cake in my opinion, much like watch_dogs the driving is really bad, but the action scenes with marlo brando are really great especially the boss fight where you play as tobey maguire sword fighting emilia clarke (better known as daenerys targaryen from breaking bad) with toothpicks and then ultimately you find out emilia clark isnt blonde and your world is turned upside down. RÅVS OUT!!!!
The story's been done to death, but the photorealistic visuals and fun characters make thus film tolerable and, dare I say, enjoyable.
An okay film about when Skynet won.
This 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure is directed by John Lasseter and was Pixar's final, independently-produced motion picture before its purchase by Disney. It features voices by Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, and John Ratzenberger.
In the final of the famous Piston Cup championship race, rookie Lightning McQueen (Wilson) is on course to win for the first time ever but suffers a double blow-out due to his own stubbornness at not having pit-stops. In light of this, he just manages to scrape over the finish line alongside the two other favourites and the race is declared a 3-way tie between McQueen, Strip Weathers (Richard Petty) and…
Easily the worst Pixar film I've seen. Still have Cars 2 to watch *gulp*
With all of the visual puns and celebrity cameos of the first 15 minutes you could be forgiven for thinking that you were watching a Dreamworks movie but the film hits the right gear when Lightning McQueen falls into Radiator Springs, a Main Street town on Route 66. Great characters and an affecting story, a typical Pixar movie.
"Cars" is a predictably nice story about a hotshot race car that learns a lesson in humility and respect for others. The "Lightning McQueen" character is not the most likable, that honor belongs to the sidekick redneck truck named "Mater". The Ferrari-loving Luigi and Guido are scene-stealers, too.
The best thing about this movie is the fantastic animation and how they used actual car makes and models. Porsches, Dodges, VWs, even Hudsons were represented. The scenery was very well done and the small town of Radiator Springs was '50s retro.
Watch this for the detail of the animation and let the run-of-the-mill story ride along in the back seat.
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