Kevin and I went to see Cars 2 today. I was very curious about it, since Kenosha News shot it down, saying how horrible it was, how it’s the worst Pixar movie ever made, and how they trashed Kenosha-made vehicles in the movie. Prior to reading that article, I wasn’t even going to see the movie in theaters. I was content to wait for the DVD release. But I knew, after reading such a horrible review, it just had to be skewed. Pixar movies just aren’t that bad. Ever. They pride themselves in taking years to work through every tiny detail, joke and frame in their movies. So I just had to see for myself.
Just as expected, the movie was great, and the Kenosha News article was a load of crap. The Kenosha News complained that the “bad guys” in the movie were Kenosha-built Pacers and Gremlins in horrible never-seen-on-the-road colors. Some were, sure. What–a “bad guy” never came from Kenosha before?? Kenosha has never had an actor that played a “bad guy” in a movie before?? Oh the horror. And gee, did Pixar really “mess up” when one of these “bad guys” says he’s from Detroit in the movie?? Duh. Check Wikipedia for “American Motors”. It’s headquarters was in Southfield, Michigan–a suburb of Detroit.
Kenosha News’ writers really need to do a little research before they just bash a movie so harshly just based on a few viewers’ opinions. I thought the movie was great, it had all of the Pixar touches and attention to detail I always love, and I was completely satisfied with it. It’s a great animated movie about cars classic, new, and in all shapes and sizes (and reputations)–and even explains the value of dents! There was also a great “Toy Story” short before the movie, which was a real treat for us. And if it wasn’t for the little kid sitting directly behind me, constantly kicking the back of my seat until I turned around, gave her a mean look, and moved over a few seats, it would have been perfect.
Oh, and we’re going to have a nice fire this evening… Guess what we’re going to use for kindling! Click on the photo. If you zoom in close enough using the “View all sizes” option in the upper-right corner of the Flickr page you can even see how they even slammed it with a big headline on the front page, see who wrote the article and even read a bit of it… Uh-oh, now I’m going to get in trouble from the Kenosha News (again) because I re-published something from their paper. Burn the evidence! Quick!