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#1 of 68 MatthewLouwrens

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Posted May 23 2006 - 12:50 PM

Positive review from Time, which calls it the first great movie of the summer - as well as a bit of discussion about Lasseter and his new role at Disney.
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Reconciling Pixar's postmodern culture with the Disney tradition seems tough. But if high-tech Lightning McQueen could find his destiny in retro Radiator Springs, why can't Lasseter find a way to turn yesterday into tomorrow at Disney? He's surely shown opposites can attract in his wonderful new film. Existing both in turbo-charged today and the gentler '50s, straddling the realms of Pixar styling and old Disney heart, this new-model Cars is an instant classic.

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#2 of 68 Kevin Eckhardt

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Posted May 26 2006 - 07:25 PM

Just got home from the premiere. I'll type more later, but I really enjoyed the movie and the evening was a lot of fun.
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#3 of 68 Lou Sytsma

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Posted May 26 2006 - 10:29 PM

Ebert and Roeper call it another home run and a worthy addition to the Pixar library.
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Posted May 27 2006 - 01:33 AM

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Ebert and Roeper call it another home run and a worthy addition to the Pixar library.

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Posted June 05 2006 - 12:42 AM

Kevin,

My 3 yr old loves the trailers and so I'm thinking that I might want to take him to see it. But he's very sensitive and easily upset so I'm sensitive to anything that might be too intense/scarey for him. The only movie he's seen in the theater is Curious George and at home, he's allowed one hour of tv per day which can be either PBS or Veggie Tales, so he's not been exposed to a whole lot. Is there anything in this film that might be scarey or too intense for a child under 4?
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#6 of 68 Brad M

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Posted June 06 2006 - 02:55 PM

It seems a lot of you have written it off because the movie is about cars. That's too bad. The movie is not the best Pixar movie but it is still very good. The audience I saw it with responded very well to it. Lots of outbursts of laughter and some good character moments. Can't wait for the dvd.
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#7 of 68 Chris Atkins

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Posted June 07 2006 - 01:07 AM

I am also considering taking my 3 year old daughter to see this (her first trip to the theater!). She loves Toy Story 1 and 2 and Finding Nemo so I'm hoping this one will be about the same tonally as those three.

#8 of 68 Kevin Eckhardt

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Posted June 07 2006 - 09:52 AM

Let me preface this with the fact that I don't have kids myself, but I don't recall anything that I think would be too intense. There is an accident in the opening race scene, but no one really gets "hurt". No weapons of any sort and never a real sense of danger. Definitely more like the previous Pixar films and not like the Incredibles.
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#9 of 68 Dan Hitchman

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Posted June 08 2006 - 04:30 PM

With the price of gas skyrocketing and more science is proving the global warming phenom... why would PIXAR think a movie about talking cars (that guzzle gas) would be such a great idea? Product placement dollars??

I see Owen Wilson's character is sporting Goodyear tires. Couldn't they have used "Lightyear Tires" instead? You know, Buzz Lightyear?

The trailers are leaving me cold. This probably is no A Bug's Life,Toy Story 1 & 2, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., or The Incredibles. It looks like the most by-the-numbers plot they've done yet.

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#10 of 68 Michael Coate

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Posted June 08 2006 - 05:49 PM

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They projected the movie [at the premiere] onto 4 130ft wide screens using 2k DLP projectors.

And it's being released in a record number of 2K D-Cinema venues. We have a list up at our website.

www.fromscripttodvd.com/cars_d_cinema.htm

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#11 of 68 BrianShort

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Posted June 08 2006 - 06:16 PM

While I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Cars this weekend, it's only at 75% at Rottentomatoes, which is low for a Pixar movie.

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Posted June 08 2006 - 11:36 PM

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While I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Cars this weekend, it's only at 75% at Rottentomatoes, which is low for a Pixar movie.

I've also been surprised that the reviews have been lukewarm, but am looking forward to seeing this nevertheless. Visually, it looks simply stunnning.

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Posted June 09 2006 - 12:06 AM

Some of the reviews seem as though they are just "my chance to break from the crowd and bash Pixar"

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"The creative mind rot that was foretold by The Incredibles comes home with full, Lamborghini-against-a-brick-wall force"

Oh, so "The Incredible" was a foreteller of crap?

I watched "Cars" last night and LOVED it. It's a movie with a good heart and a good general message for young kids. In comparison to the last animated flick I saw in the theaters "Over the Hedge" it's superior by leaps and bounds.

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#14 of 68 Brad M

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Posted June 09 2006 - 01:29 AM

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With the price of gas skyrocketing and more science is proving the global warming phenom... why would PIXAR think a movie about talking cars (that guzzle gas) would be such a great idea? Product placement dollars??

Check that stuff at the door and enjoy the movie.

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I see Owen Wilson's character is sporting Goodyear tires. Couldn't they have used "Lightyear Tires" instead? You know, Buzz Lightyear?

He does have Lightyear tires.

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The trailers are leaving me cold. This probably is no A Bug's Life,Toy Story 1 & 2, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., or The Incredibles. It looks like the most by-the-numbers plot they've done yet.

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#15 of 68 Allen Hirsch

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Posted June 09 2006 - 03:51 AM

The Wall St Journal review points out the plot is "Doc Hollywood" all over again, but did find some of the visuals stunning.
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#16 of 68 Quentin

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Posted June 09 2006 - 04:59 AM

I thought Doc Hollywood was cute, so this should be entertaining.

I immediately write off anyone who thinks "The Incredibles" was a 'foreteller of crap'. Puh-leaze.

#17 of 68 Chris Atkins

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Posted June 09 2006 - 05:14 AM

Agreed, Quentin. In fact, I think THE INCREDIBLES is Pixar's finest film...which is saying A LOT.

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Posted June 09 2006 - 07:47 AM

Every trailer and commercial I saw for this movie just left me thinking "Man, this doesn't look very good". Still, I went out and saw it this morning and it's great. It's not Pixar's best but it definitely stands with the rest of their work.

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#19 of 68 Colin Jacobson

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Posted June 09 2006 - 01:45 PM

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The Wall St Journal review points out the plot is "Doc Hollywood" all over again, but did find some of the visuals stunning.

Yes, they do share similar storylines, but of course, A Bug's Life was just a rehash of Seven Samurai.

Anyone who complains about the predictable, trite story misses the point. This movie DOES offer a tired plot, but it throws out so much great comedy and heart that I don't care. It's a very fun flick...
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#20 of 68 Richard Kim

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Posted June 09 2006 - 03:29 PM

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It's definitely very miyazaki influenced in some respects.

Well, the Italian car is the same one driven by Lupin III in Castle of Cagliostro, which is directed by Miyazaki.

I also do not understand all the negative reviews. Cars may not the be on par with other Pixar films like Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo & The Incredibles, but it's still an enjoyable film with the trademark Pixar heart.


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