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Old August 16 2008, 08:29 AM   #1
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Cars...

I don't know why a lot of people criticize this movie. I've watched it a few times on TV (they've been running it on one of the movie networks a lot) and it's very good storytelling and beautifully done. I know that the 'in your face' message is hard to take but to me it fits with the story and the characters. And there is a lot of symbolism in the movie and much more than what we see in the story. I know it doesn't have a lot of humor as well but it's so well done as a story and as a craft that's it's just a gorgeous movie all together.
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Old August 16 2008, 09:07 AM   #2
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It was on my Ten Best list that year. I love the movie. One of the few that year I went out and bought.

I thought "Our Town" should have won Best Song.

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Old August 16 2008, 01:32 PM   #3
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Re: Cars...

It's not a bad movie, it's just not as great as we'd come to expect of Pixar. Then again pretty hard to follow The Incredibles.

I myself will probably always have a connection with Cars seeing as it was one of the two films I saw in theatres when I went to the US in 2006.
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Old August 16 2008, 07:59 PM   #4
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Re: Cars...

i think it's great and it shows an incredible attention to detail in places...

plus, i love several of the characters and it's got some great gags too...
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Old August 16 2008, 08:04 PM   #5
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Re: Cars...

I absolutely love Cars and I'm not a big car person.
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Old August 16 2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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Re: Cars...

Saw it last week again...
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Old August 16 2008, 09:46 PM   #7
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Re: Cars...

Cars was a bit long for a kids movie, but it was very good.

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Old August 16 2008, 10:05 PM   #8
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My kid LOVES this movie. He has seen it dozens of times and has all the toys. He's watching it right now. He loves the computer game too.
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Old August 16 2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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Re: Cars...

I loved the film as well. Absolutely beautiful animation. The plot is a bit schmaltzy (there were, after all, *reasons* that the Interstate Highway System was built) but that can be overlooked.

And I loved all the cameos.
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Old August 17 2008, 12:11 AM   #10
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Re: Cars...

Emher wrote: View Post
It's not a bad movie, it's just not as great as we'd come to expect of Pixar. Then again pretty hard to follow The Incredibles.

I myself will probably always have a connection with Cars seeing as it was one of the two films I saw in theatres when I went to the US in 2006.
I love the Incredibles but the problem is, is that you have to separate the mediums. Incredibles was tackling an entirely different topic than Cars. Incredibles is simply a great movie but I find Cars equally great because it is simply a lot different.
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Old August 17 2008, 05:20 AM   #11
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Re: Cars...

The problem is, when you become successful, it's harder to rank things.

Pixar movies, compared others, really rank between 9 and 10 (out of 10).

Well, what do you do with that? You start breaking it down:

9.1
9.2
9.3

And so on.

Eventually, people drop the "9." because it's easier. And thus we end up with some Pixar movies being called a "2" or "3" out of 10.

Well, on the Pixar scale, that's true. But we often forget that a Pixar "2" is a 9.2 out of 10 in the real world.

Anyway, the point is, when people complain about Pixar movies, they're comparing them to other Pixar movies. Out in the real world of film, they're all winners.
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Old August 17 2008, 05:24 AM   #12
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Re: Cars...

Even in the medium, the Incredibles tackles family and is more of a science fiction movie than anything. Cars is for sports fan but also adolecents and growing up. Two entirely different movies.
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Old August 17 2008, 01:13 PM   #13
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The one and only flaw I found in Cars : In the end drive-in movie homage to other Pixar films, there was no 'The Incredibiles', of course featuring such characters as Mister Incredibile, Stretch Limo-Girl, Fordzone, and Syndrive.
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Old August 17 2008, 04:16 PM   #14
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they also didn't do Finding Nemo...
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Old August 17 2008, 04:46 PM   #15
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^^^ was John Ratzenberger in Nemo or Incredibles? I think the joke was to parody all of the movies he was in.
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