Number of Times Seen – 3 (on DVD in 2007, 25 April 2013 and 22 Dec 2017)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A pompous race car gets lost on his way across the country and ends up in a small town where he must do community service before moving on to his big race.
My Take on it – I have always been a really big fan of Pixar films and this is probably the first one that I just couldn’t connect with as well as the rest.
As with all of their films, the animation is amazing here and it makes a world created for talking and living vehicles seem real (albeit creepy when one really thinks about it).
The story itself isn’t one of Pixar’s best but they still give us a great message to ponder for quite some time afterwards about realizing that one needs to every so often slow down in life and especially in this day and age, we all need to look around to see what is really going on around us.
The voice cast is superb with Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hurt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub and George Carlin are creating some great animated characters for us to enjoy.
Newman is actually the one who stands out here as being the most poignant of the characters and even with just his voice, he still has such a an amazing presence here.
Bottom Line – The animation is amazing, but the story itself is far from being among Pixar’s best. The voice cast is superb as always with Newman being the best of the lot. The message of the film is quite good and especially in this day and age, it’s quite important to slow down and take a look at what goes on around us. My biggest problem with this film is the fact that it’s a bit creepy thinking about a world populated by talking cars. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – If you look at any sky scenes, all the jet contrails are tire marks. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (slight downgrade from original review)
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