Cars: A Mini-Review

I don’t know how a movie could be any more chocked (forgive the pun) with Christian values than this four-years-in-the-making Disney-Pixar reunion movie. It survived their breakup; it may have helped nudge them toward reconciliation.

Because that’s part of what it’s about. That, and the value of friends and community. The treasure of small-town heritage. And the lure of the open road. (Jesus spent a lot of time on it, you know.)

Oh, and it’s also about selfless sacrifice.

All wrapped in a colorful eye-candy shell with a fast-paced, gorgeously-animated package and a killer soundtrack, including a score by Randy Newman.

And there’s a scene with tractors that will have you rolling (okay, no more puns) on your back with laughter. But I don’t want to have to post a plot spoiler here.

Just go see it. We went to see it Saturday night. My 13-year-old son liked it so much that he went to see it again Sunday night with a friend’s family.

I would have, too.

And, as with all Pixar movies, don’t leave before ALL the credits have rolled!

6 thoughts on “Cars: A Mini-Review

  1. Thanks for the review! I meant to go see it last Saturday, but I didn’t feel very well. Maybe I’ll get to see it this weekend!

  2. I can’t wait to see it. I’ve wanted to since I first saw a preview for it years ago! Now I’m even more excited.

  3. We loved it as well (“We” being Mom, Dad, 10yo boy, 7yo girl, and 5yo boy. The 14yo girl considers animated films beneath her… at least if she has to leave the house to watch them.). Loved the soundtrack and the kids are already talking about getting it on DVD.

  4. We hope to go soon. We took my daughter to her first movie at the theater when she was about 2 1/2 (Monsters Inc). My son is not quite 2 1/2, but he runs to the television every time the trailers for Cars comes on, so we’re going to let it be his first at the theater. I’m looking forward to it, too.

  5. we went to see it yesterday afternoon for father’s day. I still had to pay. As with most Pixar stuff. There was too much to catch in one viewing but we all (almost 3 to thirty something) enjoyed it.

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