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…
There was a time in my life where the release of a new Pixar film was something that you daren't miss. Toy Story and A Bug's Life were undoubtedly two of my earliest experiences in a movie theatre and I still cherish the memories of watching Finding Nemo and The Incredibles during their theatrical releases. Since 2006 though, the urgency to catch up on the legendary studio's latest masterpiece in the cinema has diminished somewhat (with the exception, perhaps, of Toy Story 3). So a feeling of shame induced by a recent bout of nostalgia forced me into Cars, effectively picking up where I left off.
The same applies to director John Lasseter - and co-director Joe Ranft - it…
This may not be the usual Pixar-quality, but Cars still deliver universally enjoyable experience.
HERE IS MY THEORY: Going from The Incredibles straight to Cars, the changes in technology and animation are like night and day. Not to say The Incredibles is a bad looking movie, just that the leap between to the two movies is noticeable. The detail put into Lightning McQueen making left turns out in the desert is just astonishing.
So what I want to believe, is that John Lassiter sat the good folks of Pixar down and said, "we need to really experiment and push the limits with what we can do, but we gotta make a profit. So lets just go nuts working on the most Amurican, sure-fire money maker we can possibly make. I know! Lets appeal to…
I genuinely don't understand why this film gets seen as the nadir of Pixar. I think it's fun and a creates a fantastic world. Mater is great and his face made my one year old giggle with delight.
The animation is beautiful but it pushes the boundaries of how dumb a movie can be.
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.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
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- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The Reluctant Dragon
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