Disneycember! Cars

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  • Fullmetal-Animator
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    FIRST!!!

    Not that many people did like this movie much. Quiet a few critics were quiet mixed about it.

    Despite sounding very moany about the whole thing, I do agree with a lot you said this time around. The idea of cars as living life forms doesn't make a lot of sense to begin with, but the reason Lasseter made this film was because it was very 'personal' to him and he has a passion for them.

    Again, not one of my favorites either and I agree with what you said.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    hey Flynn can you be the FIRST to answer my question do you know where i can find the song for the spender of creation that was in to the film to boldly flee?
  • Undertaker91
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    dude, youre really getting annoying. theres this magical invention called a search engine, try using that
  • MrOreoMan
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    WOW! you must really want to know where to find that music. you've commented that on every CG disneycember video so far. (And BTW, I don't know where to find it).
  • Steve the Pocket
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    And in a reply to about half the posts ON those videos as well. I've already reported him for spamming, and it baffles me why he hasn't been banned yet.
  • Arkle
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    Fatal Fight by Shockwave Sound. Now stop bothering people.

    As for Cars, yeah, I don't like it either. Then again, I'm just not a car person period. I walk or take the bus everywhere. Even when I had money and could've afforded driving lessons when I was younger, I made the conscience decision to not take them.
  • Fullmetal-Animator
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    1. The characters name is Finn.

    2. My name is Mark

    3. Shut up about that damn song or get out of my internet.
  • Pigquet
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    LOL, I love how just like before you can remember so clearly the ONE joke you laughed at, as if its special to you. That's funny to me for some reason.

    But yeah, this movie is stupid. And Larry the Cable Guy REALLY doesn't help.

    Honestly, I think the main reason it was made is because John Lassater loves cars. He's a car guy, or grew up around cars, or something like that, right? I know that's not good artistic justification for making a movie, but I think its the only explanation we're gonna get.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    you know where i can find the song for the spender of creation that was in to the film to boldly flee?
  • AlucardsQuest
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    After coming off of Toy Story 2, Lasseter and his family took a road trip vacation. They learned a lot about each other, they got closer and their appreciation for just driving to places as a vacation was passed on to their children.

    Pixar's strength has never been in it's originality, it's been in it's character development and story. This might be it's biggest offender in the lack of originality department. I don't really think that the story is all that familiar, but the entire time I saw this in the theater I was thinking that they ripped off the plot to Doc Hollywood almost note for note. The biggest innovation was bringing cars to life, although that's been done before too.

    There is some heart to it. I mean the message might be old but in itself still needs to be reminded to a lot of people. McQueen not having any friends to speak of and then making some has some resonance. And the ending has a rather touching moment. So while they must have had the best of intentions, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Their first mistake was hiring Larry the Cable Guy, who is funny but overly annoying. Their second was giving this movie a pop soundtrack.

    One sad note of mention is that one of the directors was killed in a car accident before the film was finished.
  • TheCriticOfTime
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    i really liked this movie,many of the characters are memorable,the humor is great,the message is ok i guess.Personally,i dont care if the movies of pixar are people or stuff,when i see pixar,i just care if its good.
  • catbot158  - Children think their parent's cars have faces...
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    ...It's really creepy.

    I used to love this movie as a kid. Now the only things I really like about it was the soundtrack. WOW, was I obsessed with it! I love the country music they used and I love the score. As for the movie though, I think it's just okay.
  • Floweramon
    Well actually, cars are designed with a ttype of "face." You want a professional car, you get one with a professional front. You want an intimdating car, you do that. Car designers do keep this in mind when designing cars. Look up 'car facial expressions'
  • TheCriticOfTime
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    I disegree with Doug,his main complain is that the world is full of cars and the message has alredy been done,that´s not a real strong reason to hate something.First disagreement on the entire Disneycember.
  • pinky75910
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    Isn't that enough? WHat is there of value in this movie?
  • True Grave
    Wait a sec.... Big city star during traveling accidentally wrecks small town property, judge decides he has to stay and fix it up, all the while learning of the pleasure in simple, country'ish things?

    OMG its a total soulless rip-off of Doc Hollywood with Michael J Fox!

    Another reason not to be crazy about this one.
  • Janitor25
    A lot of people thought so too, myself included. Someone even did a pretty good trailer mash-up:

    youtube.com/watch? v=UT2lkVQqErk

    Bottom line: Cars the MOVIE(S) is/are regarded by most as the red-headed step-child of the Pixar family, but the toys are an absolute cash-cow for Disney.
  • Kirinet
    Sucks sucks sucks fucking suuuuuuuuucks

    A movie made to sell toys with a capitalistic message.
    And you don't have to include a god damn love interest in a movie about cars... it's a car. I'm not going to want to fuck it or find it sexy even if you add full lips and a slow mo scene where it blinks. It's a fucking CAR.

    I hated everything about this movie.
  • Filmmassacre
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    I hate Cars so you're not alone Doug. I found it boring, unfunny, no good charachters. To me this is the worst pixar movie out there to date and I still prefer Cars 2 over this even thoguh Cars 2 sucks too but you know what I found Cars 2 more entertaining than this. Both movies are in the bottom for me!
  • TriforceForever  - i dont get it doug
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    lets be honest here, replace every time you say "cars" in this video with "fish" and you would have talked about finding nemo.

    you dont need to be interested in cars to like this movie, there are no car jokes in it as far as i noticed, its just that the world in that movie is slightly similar yet different. i found it funny, and i loved the ending. no its not the most origional story, but when its done well, does that really matter?
  • thorondragon
    the movie is not that interesting. nemo had a lot of jokes and references and stakes that cars does not. fish are a far more interesting concept becuase you have so many different varieties, can get really creative. there is a whole lotta soul in nemo.
  • pinky75910
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    No, you wouldn't. Nemo was about the relationship between a father and son and had a heroic quest/journey for both characters. Had memorable characters, charm and wit. THis movie had none of those things. It's a movie about friggin cars and it's not done well.
  • LordNifty
    For some reason, the blip page for this has the video listed as private.
  • BigMac90
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    I find Mater hilarious! I think he’s the best thing about the Cars movies! (I can’t speak for Larry the Cable Guy in general, as I’ve never seen him in anything else). His voice and lines crack me up every time I watch!

    I’ll admit though… I think he kinda saves the movie. That’s not to say there’s nothing else I like in it – I like most of the other Radiator Springs residents (particularly Luigi and Guido), I like McQueen’s relationship with Doc Hudson, and I like the music.
    Otherwise though, there’s not much else to it… I don’t particularly care for McQueen and Sally’s relationship, the villain is uninteresting, and not much really happens in the story…

    So yeah, I can see why people would dislike this movie, but personally I could watch it over and over just for Mater!

    I don’t see what’s wrong with Pixar making a movie about cars though. Pixar’s always done non-human stuff. Why is this a step back? Are you saying that now that Pixar have got humans down, that’s all they should do?
  • SlyDante
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    Ironically, while Mater kind of saves the first film, he straight-up kills the sequel. =P
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    sheen i did not think mater was bad eather it was the script that let me down
  • invock
    HA ! See ! There's a helicopter at the end, so everybody is not a car. Your argument is invalid.

    Seriously though, I didn't like this movie back to its very first trailer. I remember how everything in it shouted "MARKET-SHAPED FOR TOYS AND VIDEOGAMES" at my face.

    All consumerists considerations aside, there are two major problems about CARS :

    1/ The first and most blatant one is that this movie is full first degree. No other comprehension level than the main and single one. It's a dumbed-down story for kids, leaving the parents aside, and waiting for them to fill the cash-machine when christmas comes.

    2/ The second major problem of CARS is that it is way too SPECIFICALLY American. Don't get me wrong here, I'm not having a brainless americanophobic (is that a word ?) rant here. The Incredibles were very american too, yet the background of this movie was universal enough so that people from around the globe could relate to it and enjoy it. I'm saying that the mythology used in CARS is a bit too much rooted in the American way of life and doesn't really appeal to the rest of the world.
    The fact that the hero was a racing car from the kind of race no-one outside of the US gets excited for (going fast on a large circle, f*cking-A !).
    The route 66 representing many concepts wich are aliens to uninformed people about the history of the US (The Frontier, the conquest of the Wild West, the glorious 50's).
    The old Ford-T, which is an enormous symbol in North America (Fordism, the "car everyone could buy"), but that doesn't ring the same bell in the rest of the world...

    So yeah, I don't really HATE this movie, it still remains far better than what Dreamworks gave us on the same year (does anyone even remotely remember "Over the Edge" ?), but it's a terrible waste in my eyes.

    A waste of talent, of creativity, and overall a waste of time.

    And to think that this was given a sequel (and what a GODAWFUL sequel) makes me shiver with shame on the behalf of Pixar.
  • hsrw101
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    "Over the Hedge" wasn't that bad, especially when you learn of its origin as a comic strip. Now "Shark Tale", it hurts me every time I see an ad for it.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    you know where i can find the song for the spender of creation that was in to the film to boldly flee?
  • MrOreoMan
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    it's called "Over The Hedge". And I think that movie is underated. This movie was still better though. But I think "Monster House" should have won the academy award for best animated feature in 2006, as opposed to "Happy Feet" (which I HATED)!!!!!! one of the biggest mistakes the academy made next to "Rango" winning best animated feature last year.
  • Edrobot
    Despite being a critical flop, I actually liked the second movie better. Just saying.
  • Soufriere  - Pixar's biggest dud (until its even worse sequel)
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    I would have watched "Cars", if only Larry The Cable Guy hadn't been in it. He is in it, so I still refuse to watch it to this day.

    Real shame too, since I like Paul Newman.

    (and before you get onto me for hating something I've never seen: Sure I've not seen this specific film, but I've seen LTCG enough to know that he's got the reverse-Midas touch; everything he's in is automatically sh!t)

    Also, like some commenters above me, I was turned off before I even knew Larry was in it because of how insanely blatant the marketing is in this film. It's clear that this movie was made to hawk a line of toys and games. Yeah, all kids' movies do this, but Pixar films in aren't supposed to feel this obviously focus-grouped.

    This movie destroyed all the good-will I had for John Lasseter (from his championing of Studio Ghibli).
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    you know where i can find the song for the spender of creation that was in to the film to boldly flee?
  • doggie015  - SERIOUSLY! STOP IT!
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    YOUR QUESTION HAS ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED SEVERAL TIMES NOW!!!! STOP POSTING A QUESTION THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED!!! I HOPE THAT THE MODS SLAM THE FUCKING BANHAMMER DOWN ON YOUR ASS!
  • WesleyFoxx
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    Honestly? I felt the same way. And then my parents rented it and watched it in the background. And I found myself becoming invested and watching it anyways. Was it great? No, but it was surprisingly okay.

    As for why its so popular? Honestly, not trying to be offensive, but its probably the same reason as Thomas the Tank Engine; it appeals to the simple minds of children and especially people with various forms of autism, providing big, exaggerated, clear expressions on something that isn't a person, which makes it easier for them to relate to it.
  • thorondragon
    ....just give me a warning dude. are you going to positively or negatively review ratatouille? i like that film personally, and your tone at the end makes me confused whether or not you are angered or for the movie.
  • The Dubya
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    I'm still confused on why you say that "a lot of people must like this film and I'm just the odd man out."

    It's pretty much general consensus that Cars was Pixar's weakest film, and even going on a box office level; it's most definitely on the lower end of the least financial successful Pixar movies. The ONNNNNNNNNNNLY reason this got a sequel was because it was going to be the easiest to make one out of, plain and simple. Cars 2 was a blanket, naked and shameless cashgrab and even they acknowledged it to some extent. The Cars toys bring them in a ton of dough, so there's the logic there.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    i did not like cars 1 and nather did any of my friends i think doug is wrong to say this is a film he hates but everyone loves its a film he hates that everyone hates
  • ModKuraika  - Never liked it.
    This film was Pixar's big mistake, huge misstep. I haven't seen the sequel and I hope I never do. I've been waiting for an Incredibles sequel for the longest time and we got a sequel to this schlock instead. Ugh. At least Toy Story became a great trilogy.
  • pinky75910
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    incredibles sequel ftw
  • TheReapersDragon
    I am one of the ones that really liked this movie. I'm not too picky about stories. I don't care if I have seen the story before as long as it can keep me entertained. I also really loved the music in this. I am a bit of a country music fan. I also didn't mind Larry the Cable Guy either because I try not to judge a movie by it's actors. Except maybe Will Ferrel. Even then I still want to see Megamind.
  • pinky75910
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    The problem is, Larry the Cable can't act. He's a one-note character whether it's behind the face of a cartoon tow-truck or not, it's the same guy. So the actor is the character. If you hate the actor, you hate the character.
  • AwesomeLeopard
    I hated HATED this film, it was boring, I find cars in the real world boring, it wasn't funny, the characters were annoying, not one second was enjoyed. Have never, will never watch the sequel.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    mebye the seaquel will be better find out in dougs review
  • AwesomeTacos  - What about chicken little?
    Are you reviewing all the disney cgi movies or just pixar because chicken little came out before cars did.
  • Steve the Pocket
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    Looks like he's going to do the Disney ones after he's covered all the Pixar ones. A bit of an odd choice, but maybe splitting them up like that will clear up which ones were whose. I know there are some people out there who somehow get them mixed up.
  • OniQ
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    This movie was just a cash in for the toys. They needed a movie so that they can sell a bunch of toys to keep the studio a float. I saw this movie in theatres expecting something, and got nothing. I think the reason it was made had something to do with John Lasseter being the guy in charge of the studio at the time.
    But the Cars films are definitely the odd kid out at pixar.
  • Gigakoops
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    I never liked Cars. I never will like Cars. I thought it was a really lame rehash of Doc Hollywood, but with animated cars. And Larry the Cable Guy.

    Which is a shame, because I love Pixar's other films, but this one (and it's sequel) rub me the wrong way. As I already said, it's a kid's version of Doc Hollywood. I didn't really like any of the characters, either.

    I can understand if you enjoy this movie, but I just don't.
  • Raptor Rex
    Oh so now you respect people's opinion on a disney film you comment on.

    If it is Tarzan or Brother Bear, you drop the F-bomb on Phil Collins without considering his fans, or if it's Fern Gully which receive positive reviews and awards (I know Fern Gully is not disney, I'm not getting them mixed up), or if it's Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, Hercules, or Home on The Range your like "Screw it I don't care" But if it's a Pixar movie "Hey it's Cool" Yeah is it because you think 3d is better than 2d so you let it pass?

    Yeah I like Brother Bear, and you never gave a single apology to anyone who liked the film for what you said or considered if anyone liked it at all. (I'm a late 90's/early 2000's kid) I'm sorry but...no, I understand where your coming from but what we must remember is that not every disney has to be "A Masterpiece" many films back then had pretty much the same formula as other films before them. I know, every films will have it's flaws even the good ones, but at least consider about other people who like the other disney films.

    I don't expect and apology, and I do expect a flame response as to what I typed might sound stupid to others reading it, but as a disney fan myself I
  • eworm
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    Hey, I love Brother Bear too and I don't agree with Doug's view on it, but that's no reason to demand an APOLOGY for his OPINION.

    That aside - "Cars" is one of the least enjoyable animated creations ever for me, right down there with Pocahontas. I'd have no problem with the story of a jerk changing for the better and I admit the way the race ended was a pretty cool way to show it, but... The characters are bland and/or annoying... And unfunny... And they're cars... I don't know, I REALLY can't get into it.
  • pinky75910
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    So your complaint is, he's nicer now than he was in the past, and you wish for him to be equally mean, or go back in time and be nicer in the past?
  • CJ-1
    This was made because John Lasseter had a love for cars.
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    Plus, we NEED more silly ideas like these to entertain us, because all we get nowadays is a bunch of teenage drama and comedy.
  • Shlecky
    I didn't really like this movie because unlike previous Pixar films this was set in its own world as well as having anthropomorphic characters, which brings up huge, huge logical problems that previous films didn't. How are the cars built? How do they make anything? Why are they built with seats and doors when there aren't any humans about? Etc.
  • Captain Siberia
    What bothered me most was the clichéd story, Larry the Cable Guy, and some of the boilerplate dialogue. "I hope you find what you're looking for."
    And right after that:
    "I did what was best for all of us."
    "Best for us, or best for you?" FUCK!

    "As a gift to my wife, I had 'Life Is a Highway' recorded by her favorite band." Congratulations, your wife has really shitty taste.

    Ok, why is the video quality so low on this review? Cars is a recent title, as were several other Pixar films you reviewed, yet they look like they were taken from analog sources mastered too bright. I'm seeing dot crawl, for god's sake. What's going on? Are you hooking up a DVD player to your video capture card with RCA cables? Why not just put the DVD in your computer and work directly with it (or rip it) so you don't degrade the video so badly? It looks like crap!
  • EWilson
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    "Cars" wasn't offensively bad; it was offensively mediocre from a studio that made great movies, which may have been even worse.

    I give Owen Wilson props, though; he managed to be selfish and conceited while still being a likeable character, which is hard enough to do in live action, let alone voice work. Best part of the film.
  • MrOreoMan
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    Yeah, I'll admit that it's hard to create a jerky, but likeable character. I think the only other character besides Lightning McQueen that pulled that off was Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
  • TheTannedOtaku  - The least good Pixar film
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    ...not worst, that honor belongs to the sequel.

    From when I first saw it to this day, I always found the movie very "meh"
    Yeah, the whole sentient car world weirded me out, not to mention raises a billion questions and provides zero answers to.

    Also the whole "Doc Hollywood with Cars" plot could've been saved with the characters, which gets shot in the foot by them basically being caricatures with the (mild) exception of Lightning, Doc, Mater, and Sally; who I thought had potential to be interesting characters (especially Mater who I thought could be the next Dory if his rusting were played for drama and Sally if explored to be more than a Poor Little Rich Girl) which all went to waste

    I was hoping for more character growth in the sequel, instead of being "fuck it, we'll do Spies Like Us this time" >_
  • Tatsunin
    This movie was ok to me and I did like the ending. I could see this movie being made during the 50's when americans were obsessed with cars to the point of starting drive-in churches. Seriously. I also some specials on this movie that said that some of the characters were based of people the creative team knew and that seems to be a reason why they wanted to make this, but I don't know why they made them cars. As for Cars 2, I haven't seen it and from what I know about it, I don't want to.
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