‘Cars’ Review

Hubby: Don’t think I’ll join you guys for the movie.
Me: Why not?
Hubby: Nothing as excited as watching Formula One live on TV.
Me: Ya! Right!!!

Meet Lightening McQueen (where lightning comes after thunder) – the latest rookie hot-rod on the racing circuit on his way to a competition that will crown him the new king of the Piston Cup Championship. He lives fast and drives fast and can’t wait to find himself a respectable sponsor.

The opening of Cars involves a drawn out car race and there is plenty of lights, sound and flashes. Not forgetting CRASHES!!! Each angle of the cars was nicely taken which surprise me as how good the animation are. and I should brush up my photography skill too.

On his way to California to the big race, he is stranded in the nowhere town of Radiator Springs a small town off Route 66. Lightning McQueen gets into a spot of trouble there where he turned the town in havoc and is sentenced by the town judge/doctor Doc Hudson to repave the main road in town.

McQueen’s a bit of an arrogant ass so it doesn’t come as a surprise that he has no friends. But he finds one in a rusty, run-down tow truck named Mater (Larry The Cable Guy, surprisingly funny). He also falls for the small-town girl (a Porsche, duh) Sally Carrera and manages to learn a lesson or two from the crabby town doctor (and judge), Doc Hudson who for some reason has something against race cars like McQueen. They and a handful of other delightful characters help McQueen learn the value of friendship and give pause to his overly ambitious fast-paced lifestyle.

Lightning McQueen and Sally Carrera – spot the magnificient backdrop. They have more in the movie.

The Cars movie has provided Route 66 aficionados another way to look at the fictional town of Radiator Springs.The gorgeous landscapes especially the waterfall facinate me the most. I wonder if they are still so beautiful in real life. Flies are little tiny cars with wings. And just wait till you see the Cars universe’s version of cow-tipping. They are so cute and funny. In the total make-believe land there’s none a human in sight. The cars drive themselves and even hold down jobs as TV reporters. This is a universe created just for autos. That is including the cow which is a tractor (dem funny) and pit crew members.

There are moments of humor for both the kids and adults. I recommend the film to anyone with interest in fast moving cars. The ending is very unpredictable to me but can’t blame the writer as they put priority of friendship in this movie.

Spoiler – Lightning McQueen did not win the Piston Cup as he agreed with Doc Hudson that Piston Cup is nothing but an empty cup.


Hubby: *&$(*# nothing excited this race.
Me: Ah, why?
Hubby: No crashes at all. Should have watch Cars with you guys.
Me: Ya! Right! Serve you right!!!!

12 Hijackers »

  1. ghostie said,

    June 12, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

    good movie for the kids. Watched it with my home minister and the little rascal. and guess what.. he wants to watch it again…

  2. Min said,

    June 12, 2006 @ 5:57 pm

    Good movie huh? Waited till after the school hols to bring the kids so don’t have to deal with a crowded cinema. My son is a car freak, so he’ll definitely enjoy it.

  3. Lil said,

    June 13, 2006 @ 2:30 am

    not true wor… there were incidents at the start, with safety car and all… sure he was watching F1? 😉

  4. Hijackqueen said,

    June 13, 2006 @ 9:02 am

    Lil – Probably he is expecting to see Shuey crash! muahahaaaa….

    Min – Hey!!!  It’s really a good movie.  Oh yea, forgot to include this line in the entry.  The ending part, Shuey brought along 2 friends to get their tyre change in Radiator Spring  and it caught us by surprise and dem funny too.

  5. oddfather said,

    June 13, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    Brought the kids to the movie last week and they loved it. Quite interesting. Good movie.

  6. Arth said,

    June 13, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

    you made the movie sound really nice but why did i hear a lot of bad reviews from the critics?

  7. Hijackqueen said,

    June 13, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

    Arth, depends on who gave the reviews. But if you have young hearts and fan of fast car go for it and let me know if you think it was good.

  8. sila said,

    June 14, 2006 @ 1:18 am

    you make me want to see this movie, HQ. i wish i can borrow Irfan or somebody’s kid to take with me as some movies are more fun when you bring kids to watch it. fun to watch the kids’ reactions 😀

  9. Anson F-Clef said,

    June 28, 2006 @ 2:10 am

    Great mention of Route 66 out there, LSJ – ! That was immortalized in a jazz song by the late Nat King Cole tho’ – want the lyrics or not?

  10. Mike said,

    July 30, 2006 @ 5:33 am


  11. seefei said,

    October 19, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

    call me. i am a movie buff.

  12. Hijack Queen » My Favourite Movies - Another Meme said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 9:51 am

    […] 1. Cars I did a review on Cars sometime in June 06. I love the storyline, animation and especially Route 66. Watch them if you have not done so. […]

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