Cars
2006
In this computer-animated adventure, up-and-coming racecar Lighting McQueen gets sidetracked on a journey to get across the country for an important race and makes new friends in the tiny town of Radiator Springs.

Scott Hardie: “It sucked.”

Ever since being freed by the success of Finding Nemo, Pixar's recent films have been much more about the personal vision and personal obsessions of their directors, and that makes them hit or miss; you're either on their wavelength or you're not. I liked WALL-E. I definitely did not like Cars. Unlike me, John Lasseter is obsessed with cars and racing, and married some action scenes about the two to a hokey hicksville cartoon with Larry the Cable Guy as a chortling pickup truck. Talk about ambitious! The jokes are flat, the animation is weaker than Pixar's standards except in the racing scenes, and the implications of the nature of these talking cars is disturbing to contemplate. You watch the movie thinking about how they grew up, what they think about the usefulness of their form, whether they need certain biological functions. This is a movie that never should have been made.

− January 24, 2009 • more by Scottlog in or create an account to reply

Jackie Mason: Kids seemed to love this movie and adults hated it. I didn't see it, but from what I could tell, my main problem was the stereotyping of people through the car characters. Something kids might not immediately pick up on, but adults can easily roll their eyes and groan at. − January 30, 2009 • more by Jackie

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