Monday, 9 August 2010

Start those enginges!

Since there is going to be a sequel, it was a good idea to check out the original.

As with all Pixar films, it is a lot of fun, a bit of an emotional tugging of the heart strings, and a lot of feel good moments.

Young McQueen is a hot shot, with the world just waiting for him to take it. He takes a wrong turn and ends up in a sleepy town, and learns some lessons about life. And falls in love. And when he returns to the rest of the world, he's grown and changed his ways.

And he's a car. In fact, they're all cars. I'm not sure how exactly that works, but, hey, Pixar film, enjoy!

Lots of names as ever, although, as ever with Pixar, not over stressed. Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Michael Keaton, Tony Shaloub, Larry the Cable Guy, George Carlin, Cheech Marin, and, of course, John Ratzenberger. And more than a few race car related cameos.

"City guy learns the slow life" is a common theme, and it's done enjoyably here. [The extra short "Mater and the Ghost Light" is only really saved by the post-credit tag.]


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