On the road
Whether Cars is in the same class as The Incredibles remains to be seen, but the early word is positive:
CARS reminded me, in many ways, of what separates Pixar's product from the rest of the pack. Other producers simply take a premise, hang a lot of one liners and gags on it - and vocalize it with an all star cast. That's what Hollywood sees when they watch a Pixar film. However, one of the secrets to Pixar's success is that their films contain larger themes weaved within the surface story. Subtexts that really enrich the film and leave you with something to think about. This time, it's not just about talking cars, it's about Route 66, and about a part of America that we've lost.