I've never really been a huge fan of "Cars", but I decided that it had been so long that I needed to revisit the other films before seeing the new entry. In fact, I think I remember liking it less previously than when I re-watched it this time.
The technical aspects of this film are fine. The animation is as great as can be expected of Pixar. Their ability to build worlds is truly amazing, and while this film isn't necessarily innovative in that sense, it does a good job of bringing more of what they are known for. The only part of the film's execution that I didn't care for was its soundtrack, but I'm not a big country music fan as a whole.
The writing is where most people take issue with this film. It isn't as hilarious or as heartwarming as some of Disney-Pixar's other films, so it didn't have anything to fall back on if it blew out in other areas, which it sort-of did. My biggest issue with the film is that it is an underdog story without an underdog. Lightning McQueen already has it at the beginning of the film. Because of this, I don't really root for him as an underdog, so it required a lot of character development for me to sympathize with his story, which took most of the film before I got to that point. The supporting characters aren't thoroughly developed either, however, certain characters, like Mater, Luigi, and Guido work as what they are for comedic purposes.
So "Cars" doesn't have as strong of a story as most of Pixar's other films, but it still isn't bad. It's definitely on the lower end of the spectrum, though.
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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