The extremely talented folks at Pixar have a seventh hit on their hands with the animated film, Cars. Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson) is a rookie yet cocky race car who is on his way to California to race in the Piston Cup. On his way he crashes into a small forgotten town named Radiator Springs and he has to stay and do community service for his wreckless driving. The selfish Lightning McQueen soon begins making friends with a crotchety old Hornet named Doc Hudson (Paul Newman), a sexy Porsche named Sally Carrera (Bonnie Hunt) and a redneck tow truck named Mater ( Larry the Cable Guy ) along with some of the other inhabitants. He begins feeling like part of the community when Sally takes him out to look at the countryside and Doc shows him how to race. Mater does his part by taking Lightning out one night to go “tractor tipping.” (I laughed so hard at the tractor tipping that my vision blurred and I couldn’t see the screen!) I know; I need to focus. Anyway, Lightning originally came into town as a greedy, self-absorbed race car and when he leaves he realizes the importance of friendship. Out of the last seven Pixar films, this story falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a little flat sometimes, especially in the middle where it shifted down into second gear. The tractor tipping in the middle of the movie made up for the shortcomings and I’m told the animation was fabulous along with the superb attention to details. Once again, like most Pixar films, every celebrity voice is perfectly matched to the vehicle style which makes every car seem life-like. If I was a car and my headlights worked I would go tractor tipping with Mator. I’m giving this charming, entertaining film an A- rating and I don’t care what anybody says, ‘at’s funny rite-tare.’
This movie has been given a G rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.