I liked all 3 of those movies "jlw"!!
I liked all 3 of those movies "jlw"!!
Okay, I'll give you Ratatouille, but Up? I personally love Up and think the intro is one of the sweetest love stories I've ever seen. I also think Russel is a hoot! My 4-year-old son and his friends agree. As to Cars 2, as has been stated by others, boys love both Cars movies.
Well, if not being nominated for an Oscar makes a movie terrible, there are lots of terrible movies made every year, including Gran Torino, Sin City, Blade Runner, the original King Kong, Touch of Evil, The Master...Quote:
It was also the first Pixar film to not be nominated for an Oscar. I would say that I'm not the only one who believes it was terrible!
Cars was fantastic, the original Cars. Cars 2 was absolute crap. Straight out. The only reason the merchandise sold was because it had the characters from the first movie Cars. It had nothing to do with the movie Cars 2. Disney kept the momentum going to sell the merchandise, plain and simple. The characters in Cars 2 were fun, of course, because they were the same lovable characters from Cars. Had they changed the characters, it would have made the movie even worse. The draw by then had nothing to do with Cars 2, but the characters like Lightning McQueen, Mater, Luigi, etc who were already popular from the first movie, and of course kids wanted to "collect them all" in the toy series, which is why the merchandising did so well.
The fact of the matter is, I have not met anyone, of any age, who likes Cars 2. We saw the movie in a screening with 100 families with kids, mostly boys, ages 3-9. Within the first half hour, the kids were disappointed by the movie. There were more than a dozen families who walked out of the theater. To me, that shows that Cars 2 is junk. I have also come across people who have purchased the DVD for their kids only to turn around and try to sell it on E-bay because their child disliked it so much. It's really a matter of opinion.
The Cars franchise was brilliant, of course, but Cars 2 was a disgrace to the franchise, plain and simple. The fact that anyone is now considering a spin off of the Cars franchise is even more ludicrous. I know they are trying to sell toys, vs. sell a movie, but to me, that shouldn't jeopardize the quality of a movie.
As for the Oscar nomination thing, Pixar movies have always been nominated for Oscars because they were top quality, winning movies. Cars 2 not being nominated for an Oscar, shows just how bad the movie was by Pixar standards. If a lesser quality studio had put out Cars 2, or had it been a stand alone movie not following a huge movie that was popular, it would have been more likeable. The fact that it was a Pixar film showed that they are laxing their standards and punching out movies quickly, rather than worrying about quality.
So Cars 2 wasn't a bad movie, it was a bad Pixar movie? If it was a Dreamworks movie it would have been okay or even good? And the reason it wasn't nominated for an Oscar is because the Academy holds Pixar's movies to a higher standard instead of judging each film on its own merits?
Okay. So if you saw the movie and somehow didn't know it was Pixar you would have said, "That's kinda cute." Because it was Pixar you said, "This is straight out crap." Gotcha.
Also, so we are on the same page, I also don't think Planes belongs in DCA, nor do more Cars-themed attractions. They have no need to expand Cars Land.
I saw the newest trailer for Planes during MU. I had to keep repeating to myself "It's not PIXAR".
I think everyone expected any type of spin off of Cars to be a Pixar spin off. Planes, like many have mentioned is not a Pixar spin off. Which is one of the reasons why I think them planning on a trilogy so soon is not necessarily the best idea. If they don't get the marketing geniuses to push the toys as part of the Cars series, I don't think it will survive. Just my two cents worth.
The kids speak first, before the parents at these events, so that they are not influenced by the parents opinions of the movie. The kids are each given a survey that can be handed in once completed for some type of souvenir from the franchise, in this case Lightning Mcqueen toy cars. Among the kids, the comments were that the "cars were mean", "cars were scary", or that they didn't get different things that happened. There were a lot of things in Cars 2 that had to be explained, and when you have to start explaining a Disney or Pixar movie, to me that is a problem. I have worked with kids since age 11, I am 32 now, I no longer work with kids, but I see large groups of kids on a regular basis for various non profit events. When a large group of kids, my own nieces and nephews, my friends kids, and other people's kids tell me they don't like something, that speaks volumes to me.