66/77 percent on the Tomatometer/Audience Score, over at Rotten Tomatoes. That’s pretty respectable for the third movie in a series. Particularly since Cars 2 kind of sucked. On the other wheel, I’ve already got a list of movies to catch, and it’s not on there. On the back hatch… OK, OK, this is a stupid attempt to try to make the Cars world work in terms of our own.
Back in the day – more than a decade ago? Really? – anyway, I was at some political conference or other with the rest of the RedState crew and we were going through what political conferences painfully consider to be ‘vendor rooms.’ God, but those things were nightmarish. Literally, in the sense that everything was just off and wrong and didn’t have anything that I consider to be necessary parts of a vendor room. Continue reading This new “Cars 3” trailer reminds me of an anecdote.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I would not be heartbroken to hear that all the people responsible for Pixar’s past rough patch had been unceremoniously fired from their jobs and were now in Japan doing knockoff animation. Not least because of the historical irony involved. But this? This does not look half-bad.
I would not object to Cars 3 not sucking. Neither would my kids, obviously.
Dear God, but that first one was more than a little alarming. This one is considerably more optimistic in tone. It also probably should represent the last Cars movie, too. Or franchise. The franchise is subtly disquieting, all on its own.