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Cars

Review courtesy of SA Movie & DVD Magazine

By James O'Ehley

Traffic on the N1 was getting downright weird...

Cars is — dare I say it? — a little on the dull side. It pains me to say this since Pixar, the studio which had made it and modern-day classics such as The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Bug's Life and Monsters Inc., has always been one step ahead of its competitors . . .

Pixar's movies were always better animated, funnier, more emotionally involving, and more original than the ones dreamt up by competitors such as DreamWorks (Shrek) and Disney itself.

But Cars the movie simply confirms what one thought watching the trailers: it just isn't that good.

Very talky with character-driven humour rather than visual slapstick, Cars is more likely to appeal to adults than their offspring. My four-year-old daughter was restless and fidgety throughout the entire movie and couldn't wait to leave the theatre when it had finished.

Not particularly funny with a thin storyline (one which we've seen countless times), the movie spends too much time simply meandering about aimlessly until the plot finally kicks in. Ultimately, Cars is a disappointment not only when measured against Pixar's own brilliant output but also when compared to other recent computer-animated movies by other studios.

Sure, it's better than The Wild, but — dare I say it? — I liked Over the Hedge better...

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