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Old 06-24-2011, 03:52 PM   #16
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We went this morning. The kids (9, 8, & 5) and I enjoyed it.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:04 PM   #17
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Saw it and really enjoyed it. I took 3 boys, ages 10, 10 and 7. The 7 yo didn't get some parts but understood enough to be entertained. The 10 yo's loved it and laughed throughout. There was a lot of humor young kids wouldn't get. I noticed a lot of the toddlers in the audience wandering around and making noise during the film so I assumed they were bored.

BTW, there's a Pixar "short" before the movie that was almost worth the price of movie admission alone.

I also want to add, I didn't like Cars. I thought it was cute but mostly dragged. Cars 2 was MUCH MUCH MUCH better, IMO. It was almost as thrilling as a James Bond movie, esp in the beginning.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:38 PM   #18
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Well good to know the plot can be followed by kids...

as for Mater...oh well...maybe he'll grow on me!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:59 PM   #19
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The overall movie critic reviews of Cars 2 are, well, terrible.

Sad to say that this looks to be Pixar's first washout with the critics.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #20
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i'm sure i will enjoy it when i see it. however, after watching a show about it recently, i was dissapointed that it was more of a james bondish type plot.

i think a better story line that would fit well would have been a remake of "it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world"...a great UNITED ARTISTS classic taht the Cars characters would have been perfect for.

another live action movie adaptation that would work well is the old Peter Sellers Pink Panther movies.

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Old 06-24-2011, 05:15 PM   #21
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i think a better story line that would fit well would have been a remake of "it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world"...a great Disney classic taht the Cars characters would have been perfect for.
"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is not a Disney film.

It's a United Artists film, produced and directed by the great Stanley Kramer.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:20 PM   #22
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"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is not a Disney film.

It's a United Artists film, produced and directed by the great Stanley Kramer.
Damn! i knew i should have googled that first ...can always count on you to set it straight
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:56 PM   #23
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If he is, I would think it's a good thing. He adds the much needed humor to the movies.
He's certainly the main character in this one, and all of us (kids 5 and 10 + wife) thought it was better than the first one.
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The overall movie critic reviews of Cars 2 are, well, terrible.

Sad to say that this looks to be Pixar's first washout with the critics.
Eh, what do they know? Roger Ebert gave 3.5 out of 4, and I've seen at least one or two others that gave it good marks. Honestly, they just didn't like the idiot redneck. I think a majority of viewers will disagree with them.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:14 PM   #25
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We just saw in Imax 3D & loved it !!! Felt like we were part of the movie!!
Fun, colorful, funny, I am 41 & my son (who is now 15) grew up on the CARS movie, we saw it 8 times in the movie theater when he was little before it came out on DVD, that is how much he loved it when he was little !!!!

We both laughed & enjoyed it tremendously, see it in IMAX 3D !!!
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I usually don't do this...

I don't usually hawk my blog here. Mainly because it is full of politics. But I always review the movies I see...and since we are directly talking about it, here was my review:

http://neoavatara.com/blog/?p=13203
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #27
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Just as I feared. Thanks. Was hoping for another solid movie good for all ages like Cars 1, but I know they want to appeal to the bigger audience including teens and adults not just 2-3 year olds. Oh well.
They want to appeal to the NASCAR crowd, so 2-3 year olds is about right.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #28
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Eh, what do they know? Roger Ebert gave 3.5 out of 4, and I've seen at least one or two others that gave it good marks. Honestly, they just didn't like the idiot redneck. I think a majority of viewers will disagree with them.
What I can't ignore is that all of the other Pixar films have been virtually LOVED by 95+% of these critics.

That this one is rated very low speaks volumes to me.
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THis one sounds right up my ds3's alley. He loves lightning but the first movie was way to slow for him in certain parts.
Me too, and I am much older than 3......
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #30
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Well considering that Cars was one of their lowest grossing (Outside their first 2 films, when they were still a baby), and lowest rated, anyone who doesn't see that this is a marketing ploy is severely misguided. I equate it to Batman & Robin, where they ignored plot and went with "What kinda cool toy can we make?"

Sure, some people will enjoy it, but this is a huge step back for Pixar. If we use Rotten Tomatoes as a guide, this is their first Rotten film, and it's getting close to very rotten right now. In fact, all of Pixar's films have been 90% or better, save for Cars, which was at 73% (With the sequel at 30%). Pixar obviously has talent, with the ability to create a wonderful 3D world to immerse us in, and tell a story. Now they are going into sequel mode when the only film besides Toy Story that should have had a continued story was, obviously, the Incredibles. With Cars 2, there seems to be no progession of characters. Just a new setting, and new plot, with a whole bunch of characters (Especially international ones) to market it all over the world.
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