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Movie review: “Cars”

December 29, 2006

MrsDoF and I watched the movie Cars this evening.  It was visually beautiful, funny and touching in places, and pretty strange to boot.  It took a lot of imagination to come up with even a cartoon society where everyone’s a car.

‘Specially the plot, which has never before been attempted in the history of movies.  Get this: the hot-shot superstar is forced to slow down and discovers a better life from friendship and community.  Eh?  Eh?  Waddya think?  Have we got a best-seller, or what?

OK, it was Doc Hollywood.  But I liked that movie, too, and not even one of its characters was a talking car.  I recommend it for fun, or if you really like animation (which I do). Or if you like NASCAR, to which I must confess indifference (rather see Grand Prix or off-road racing.)  Just for animated comparison, I give The Incredibles (review) a 9.5, and this movie about 7.  On a logarithmic scale.

My son just asked; “What would you give Ice Age?”  Can I use fractional quantities less than 1 in a review?

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  1. December 30, 2006 at 17:18 | #1

    We talking the original Ice Age, or the sequel?

    Never saw the latter, but I enjoyed the former a lot.  But my tastes are pretty plebeian.

  2. December 30, 2006 at 17:38 | #2

    The original Ice Age movie, but de gustibus non est disputandum (one does not quarrel over tastes)

    Heh – saw that expression somewhere and been waiting for an opportunity to use it!  :P

  3. December 31, 2006 at 07:03 | #3

    After the third time of hearing cars and only partially seeing it once, I will take your word for it.  The boys watched it in the car on our trip.

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