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Cars [Blu-ray]

Cars [Blu-ray] Few would put up too much of a convincing argument that Cars is Pixar’s best film. But when merchandising is brought into the equation, it’s easily its most lucrative, and it certainly has a legion of fans. With good reason too. If you can forgive the very flabby second act, the story of Lightning McQueen as he attempts to race his way to glory is really good fun, complete with some very clever characterisations of the cars themselves. It’s also a stunning looking film, and that’s where the Blu-ray disc comes in.

For even if you’re one of those who believes that Cars is the weakest Pixar movie, there’s little doubting just how wonderful it looks in high definition. Take the race sequence at the start. It’s a scene that could sell a thousand 1080p television sets on the spot, so amazing does it look. It’s matched by a cinema-standard surround sound mix that rewards every penny invested in home cinema hardware.

And, to be fair, the film itself is still pretty good. Cars is too long, certainly, and it’s lacking some of the charms of Pixar’s other movies. But it’s rollicking good fun, and perhaps has been harshly treated by some reviewers simply by comparison to other Pixar features. For compared with much of what everyone else is putting out, Cars is both superior family entertainment, and one of the best looking Blu-ray discs on the market. It’s hard to grumble too much about that. —Jon Foster

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  • Mr. J. J. Brett "Carrot Cruncher"

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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Kids’ movie written by petrolheads., 17 April 2012
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    This review is from: Cars [DVD] (2006) (DVD)
    Although this is a kids’ movie it is also aimed square at anyone who loves cars. It is packed full of automotive references and features the voices of motoring luminaries from Michael Schumacher to Jeremy Clarkson. The animation is gorgeous with stunning race action at the beginning and fantastic scenery as the film progresses.

    The plot is pure Doc Hollywood – brash, talented but shallow and arrogant young blade winds up in a hick town where he manages to commit a misdeed that requires punishment in the form of working in the town to make amends. During his time there he finds friendship, love and a sense of small town values which make him a better person. Instead of Michael J Fox we get a smart mouth NASCAR race car voiced by Owen Wilson and the townsfolk and love interest are all cars. As the film progresses it becomes an elegy to the lost glory of Route 66 and a lament for the towns that died when the new interstate was built. On an adult level it reminds us that we used to drive for fun and a road trip was an adventure whereas now it is a chore carried out on soulless and overcrowded roads.

    Kids will enjoy the colours, fast action and the pranks (cow tipping with tractors anyone?). Adults will enjoy the scenery, the personal redemption and the jokes pitched over the kids’ heads.

    I notice that a couple of reviews complain of racial stereotyping. This is tripe. The film is a tribute to all things automotive and the characters reflect that. Ramone the Chevy Impala is a tribute to Chicano lowrider culture, Guido and Luigi represent the passion of the Ferrari Tifosi and Mater is an acknowledgement that America is built on the down home good old boy pick up truck.

    Cars is often cited as being one of the weaker Pixar offerings. I disagree, it bears repeated watching, the animation is superb and the characters are well cast and engaging. True, it rewards car fans the most but there is plenty there for everyone.

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  • Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard"

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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Vroom Vroom for Pixar’s blend of excitement, nostalgia and friendship., 5 May 2011
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    Spike Owen “John Rouse Merriott Chard” (Birmingham, England.) –
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    This review is from: Cars [DVD] (2006) (DVD)
    As pretty much noted by everyone who has seen it, Cars is visually stunning but unable to live up to the narrative standards set by previous Pixar big hitters. But mid tier Pixar is still better than most other animation offerings from other stables. Plot simply finds arrogant race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) about to hit super star status, only to suffer a highway crash that leaves him stranded in a ghost town called Radiator Springs. A once thriving town, Radiator Springs is now only home to the loyal locals and very much a product of an era long since gone. Forced to stay due to community service, Lightning is desperate to leave the place he calls “Hillbilly Hell”, but as he comes to know the people of the town he comes to find a new perspective on things.

    Cars is made up of three segments, the beginning where we are introduced to Lightning and the other cars involved in the race circuit, the action rip-roaring and setting up the film nicely. The middle section in Radiator Springs where it becomes a coming of age-life lesson-friendships formed-piece. And the final section as we get back out on the track for more wonderful racing and the character development reaches the winning line. It’s the middle (bulky) section that many have problems with, and not just the children anxiously awaiting more athletic car shenanigans, the adults too have found this something of a chore to get thru. I liked it, felt it was a nice move from Pixar to get “Shawshank” like with the characters, a nostalgia nod to yesteryear and we get to spend time in the company of Doc Hudson, voiced almost poignantly by legend Paul Newman.

    How you find that middle section may determine how much you enjoy Cars, but rest assured that even if you find it too talky, too slow, what bookends it is pretty darn great anyway. And of course the visual treats available on every inch of the screen make it a winner as well. 7.5/10

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