Pixars Cars mixed reviews
It's interesting that the reviews for Cars are so up and down, and the majority of the ones that are up are heavily falling on two aspects, Pixars past and computer animation.
Over at Rotten Tomtaoes has it rated heavily on 73% (well this second it is!), and so surely that doesn't show it in a bad light?
It's interesting to read through those reviews and see the talk of previous Pixar films and the rich animation, and to see, in comparison to the 73% score, how many are saying the film is a very good one.
There's an interesting article with comments over at Autoblog about the first review:
"For a huge stretch of the film, there's not what you would call a story going on. There are just cars hanging out." Uh, is that a bad thing? That's how we plan to spend our retirement - hanging out with cars...how cool is it that the numbers on the license plate of Luigi, a Fiat 500 in the film, represent the latitude and longitude of the Ferrari factory in Maranello.
Ah...yes...I'm sure the entire audience were in rips at that reference! I think there is a reliance on the car factor, Pixar's history and the animation. I'm definitely going to see this and review it as a stand alone movie and see if it still holds up.