Saturday, August 26, 2006


Cars - see it today

Just been to see the Pixar/Disney movie "Cars" and it was excellent. It is really amazing how they can produce films this good - not just from an animation point of view but with such great story-telling. The finale had me with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. This is all the more surprising because all along you know what's going to happen, more or less. As soon as arrogant, uncaring Lightning McQueen appears, the movie has to be about turning his personality around and after that there is little deviation. The good win, the bad lose, and we all go home satisfied.

Highlights for me are:

  • The Italians (Luigi, a 1959 Fiat 500, and Guido, a Isetta-style forklift - they are a fantastic stereotype that only know about Ferraris.
  • The flies - occasionally there are some bugs flying around which are tiny little VW Beetles, a lovely touch.
  • The Arizona-style scenery is lovely and well created.
  • Right at the end, there is a drive-in-movie scene where they pay homage to other movies - very well observed comedy.

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