Sunday, June 18, 2006
Go see "Cars'!
Best, funniest, sweetest movie of the summer, if not the year: "Cars."
Great animation. Great story. Great Route 66 backstory. Great soundtrack, including "Real Gone" by Sheryl Crow, which starts like this, and I soooo own up to it!
I'm American made, Bud Light, Chevrolet
My momma taught me wrong from right
I was born in the south
Sometimes I have a big mouth
When I see something that I don't like
I gotta say it!
It's a racing story, of course. Cool cameos by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darryl Waltrip, Richard Petty (and Mrs. Petty!), and I think even Humpy Wheeler.
You don't have to be a NASCAR fan to dig this movie, but if you *are* a NASCAR fan, it's even better.
It's a sappy story of personal redemption, too, which shows that Disney still has something of its old soul left.
Go see it.
(" ... I *hate* it when ... cartoons make ... my eyes leak," he muttered.)
I was really surpised at how well I liked it. I think it's probably my favorite of the Pixar films.
Although I will say, it's way past high time for those guys to make a movie with a girl in the main role. And a few other girls playing important parts, too. (No, "girlfriend" doesn't count.)
Lamb's blood primed my pump.
(Boy! That sounds like a password or something from some end-times thriller!)
No leaking, ER. He was man enough to know he was CRYING! Sheesh.
"Cars" looks cute, fun, an engine-revvin' good time. But it's been SO commercialized that I'm bothered by it. Hell, it just came out, and it's been the talk of the movie-makin' industry for months. It's been on commercials for insurance, for heaven's sake.
That said, it's still one of those movies I'd like to see, even though it actually HAS NASCAR references. That just makes it harder to swallow.
:-) I knew that'd get your lamb's blood a pumpin' ER.
The Best Movie of this decade and millenium.
Bar none. Or so it seemed to me.