Cars (2006)

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Cars (2006)

Postby hengcs » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:01 am



Director: John Lasseter

The official site
see
http://www.disney.go.com/disneypictures/cars

My thoughts ...

-- I would like to credit those who draw the animated cars. When I first saw the poster (and subsequently the trailer) of the various cars, I have already convinced myself to watch this movie, regardless of how it fare. After all, don't you agree that the cars are very well drawn? hee hee ...

-- Although the laughs are intermittent and not throughout (or funny enough for kids), there are still numerous nice humor. Off hand now, I can recall a few ...
... dont miss the first race
... dont miss the last "drive in" movies ...

-- As usual, these animations have important messages for all ...
(i) such as family and friendship,
(ii) and life as a journey rather than the destination ...
(iii) and adults may appreciate the sentiments or reminiscences about "good old days" slightly more.

-- In terms of pacing, I think the two races are exciting ... wow ...
but occasionally, the pace may slow down (no good?!) ... oh no, isn't that the message of the movie?! (too bad, they do not want the audience to race through, but take a back seat once in a while ... ha ha ha) ...

-- I like two of the songs ...
... (song name?) song when they reminisce about the past
... (song name?) song during end credits

What could be better (if at all)?
-- the humor/joke should be more frequent and tailored more towards kids; after all, it is an animation primarily targeted at kids ...
-- the pacing in the middle ... unless you really want the audience to "slow down" so as to better "understand" the message ... but do you really need to?
-- some also feel that americans can better appreciate some of the settings and scenarios and jokes ... (although the messages can be applied universally)
-- a technical "inconsistency"?! ... that McQueen was repainted but appeared same for the second race (i can only presume they have to do so for the "sponsor's sake" ...) ... but then, McQueen was back to its different paint at the end (i can only presume it does so because it returns to Radiator Springs ...) ... but frankly, was it an oversight after rendering?! * puzzled *

Conclusion
Recommended. It can be better, but it is definitely not a flop. So, give it a chance! Who knows, if no better animation is in competition, it may walk away with the Oscar next year.


PS:
Do not be late, there is a short before the movie, "One Man Band" ... Very funny!
Do not leave early, there are clips during the end credits ...
BUT ALSO, there is an ending clip at the end!
hengcs
 


Re: Cars (2006)

Postby hengcs » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:07 am

Hmmm ...
I think the song is Our Town (by James Taylor)
hengcs
 

Re: Cars (2006)

Postby hengcs » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:28 am

I forget to add ...

I also like
- The Kenny G joke ... hee hee
- The "neon" cars ... wow ...
hengcs
 

Re: Cars (2006)

Postby trevor826 » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:12 am

I am looking forward to the UK release which coincides (unfortunately) with the schools breaking up for summer. How does it stand in comparison to the other Pixar movies hengcs? The premise doesn't really do anything for me, I've never had much interest in cars but this is Pixar and they haven't failed feature-wise yet.

I don't want to even think about the short that was on before 'The Incredibles'.

Cheers Trev.
trevor826
 

Re: Cars (2006)

Postby hengcs » Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:08 am

oh no ...
you just gave me the tough job of ranking again ... ha ha ha

anyway,
I still like Toy Story the best ...
and maybe The Incredibles ...
then Finding Nemo ...

Cars ... should be after these 3 ...
hengcs
 


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