by Alex Billington
June 10, 2006
I'll be blunt -- Cars was my least favorite out of all the Pixars (see post below). Now… don't get me wrong. Every Pixar production is considerably better than 60% of the movies that come out every year. So my reference is saying that all the other Pixars (that are incredible) are better than this one, which was also incredible but not amazing. I think part of it is the whole idea that Cars just don't "tickle my fancy" (clichÃ©'s suck). They've always had classic characterizations: fish, adorable monsters, bugs, toys, and even humans… but Cars. It is kind of cool (I thought a few of them were really personable), but the whole Nascar part of it. That's the damn southern hicks sport. C'mon, no one in their right mind loves that. Yea, fast cars are cool, but Nascar and racing?
So beyond that part… the movie itself was really good. As I touched on briefly with my last Pixar post, they just do an amazing job putting together a story. You sob at the heart-broken fallen-apart town and cheer when it gets back. All the characters are just great and their emotions are portrayed perfectly. It is, in all honesty, what movie making should truly be about. That said, this movie is worth seeing just once, as it is Pixar. I do suggest it.