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indyred
06-05-2006, 12:55 AM
Because in the last week I think i've seen a million ads for it!!!!...Also Toys R Us and even Mejiers has a ton of the merchandise out for it.... Don't get me wrong, I'm taking my little one to it and look forward to seeing it.......I just hope it's decent, anyone seen a sneak preview of it yet?

KronoRed
06-05-2006, 01:01 AM
Pixar = A well spent 10 bucks on a ticket

Usually ;)

Caveat Emperor
06-05-2006, 01:36 AM
Because in the last week I think i've seen a million ads for it!!!!...Also Toys R Us and even Mejiers has a ton of the merchandise out for it.... Don't get me wrong, I'm taking my little one to it and look forward to seeing it.......I just hope it's decent, anyone seen a sneak preview of it yet?

Here's one advance review from "Aint-It-Cool-News" -- which used to be the first stop for insider dirt on upcoming pictures, but has really devolved in recent years to the point where it's now almost indistinguishable from the Movie Poop-Shoot that parodied it in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back:
http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=23501

As far as Pixar flicks go, they're the safest bet in Hollywood. Even their films that get lukewarm advanced buzz (such as Finding Nemo did) still usually end up being amazing movies. Each movie they've done has (seemingly) generated more good press than the last, from Toy Story all the way through the recent Incredibles.

Johnny Footstool
06-05-2006, 09:36 AM
I've heard it's "Doc Hollywood" with cars. Same plot.

I can't wait for the upcoming Pixar film "Jocks" about anthropomorphic jock straps who compete for athletic glory in a high school locker room. The buzz is good, although I hear the Sports Bra scenes may be a little too mature for kids.

LoganBuck
06-05-2006, 01:18 PM
I love Pixar films because of the different levels of entertainment that are presented. Adults can catch the subtle more racy humor that shows up that keeps us entertained, while 4 year old kids are easily entertained by the basic kids storylines. I also love to watch for the celebrity cameos.

minus5
06-05-2006, 01:58 PM
This is the first Pixar film that hasn't gotten me excited to see it from teh previews. Hopefully my first impressions are wrong, I'm sure I'll wind up going to see it.

minus5
06-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Did anyone see Dreamwork's Over The Hedge?

HotCorner
06-05-2006, 02:38 PM
Did anyone see Dreamwork's Over The Hedge?

Yes. Took lil' 2844 to see it last weekend. He liked it. I enjoyed as well. I especially liked Hammy (voiced perfectly by Steve Carell). I thought the castings where spot on.

We plan to see Cars this weekend. The little guy is really excited to see it.

savafan
06-05-2006, 02:47 PM
Did anyone see Dreamwork's Over The Hedge?

I saw it. Not too bad. With Carrell and William Shatner, and songs by Ben Folds, hard not to like.

indyred
06-05-2006, 03:01 PM
Just looking on ebay for the die cast Cars.....some of them are going for over $20.......
http://cgi.ebay.com/CARS-Sarge-1-64-DIECAST-CAR-BY-DISNEY_W0QQitemZ6062636069QQihZ009QQcategoryZ2622Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

minus5
06-05-2006, 03:10 PM
My wife and I took our son (4 years old) to see Over The Hedge two weeks ago and the two of us laughed more than he did. I agree with you guys on the casting...each one was perfect. Shatner was hilarious. We will likely be hitting the theater soon for Cars.

macro
06-06-2006, 12:32 PM
Because in the last week I think i've seen a million ads for it!!!!...Also Toys R Us and even Mejiers has a ton of the merchandise out for it.... Don't get me wrong, I'm taking my little one to it and look forward to seeing it.......I just hope it's decent, anyone seen a sneak preview of it yet?

This seems to be one of the most-promoted movies in a while. In addition to the two stores you mentioned, Target has a display of their toys and Walmart has both a HUGE toy display and a tee shirt display in a different part of the store. Also, Owen Wilson was on Cold Pizza last week, and they promoted it quite heavily there. And I guess I should mention that Kellogg's is putting free toy cars in some of their cereals. There are six different vechicles, and my son was disappointed that he got "Toe Mater" (the tow truck, voice over by Larry the Cable Guy) in each of his first two boxes. What are the odds of that? Is it 1 in 36?

No news here, but this movie/toy thing is a win-win situation for those parties involved. If kids see the movie, they'll want the toys. If they get the toys, they'll want to see the movie. What movie started all of this? Was it Star Wars?

It8ifyifitsgrif
06-08-2006, 02:54 AM
Yes...Lucas invented the Blockbuster model (cross promotion and licensed goods) with Star Wars

reds1869
06-09-2006, 11:20 AM
Cars got a 10/10 from the Enquirer, for whatever that's worth.

GIK
06-10-2006, 07:54 PM
Saw it today; liked it a lot. :thumbup:

HotCorner
06-10-2006, 09:46 PM
Saw it today; liked it a lot. :thumbup:

Likewise.

macro
06-11-2006, 09:26 AM
We checked it out last night. I've never been much on Disney movies, but this one was enjoyable. You definitely don't have to follow racing to "get it" or enjoy it, but there are some little treats in there for those who like NASCAR.

Don't want to spoil anything, but I will say that the flashback to the earlier days of Route 66 was, by far, my favorite part of the movie. I really began to connect at that point.

Dom Heffner
06-11-2006, 12:26 PM
I love Pixar films because of the different levels of entertainment that are presented. Adults can catch the subtle more racy humor that shows up that keeps us entertained, while 4 year old kids are easily entertained by the basic kids storylines. I also love to watch for the celebrity cameos.


These things have grown old with me fast. Thing is, they have an unlimited amount of inanimate objects to personify. Next, they'll have one called "Furniture" where the inventory of a furniture store must find their lost long friend, the couch, who was mistakenly separated from a love seat and a coffee table.

All the while they'll be making sexual innuendo about the "firmness" of the cushions.

Enough. I saw "Cars" when it was called "Toy Story."

saboforthird
06-11-2006, 01:14 PM
These things have grown old with me fast. Thing is, they have an unlimited amount of inanimate objects to personify. Next, they'll have one called "Furniture" where the inventory of a furniture store must find their lost long friend, the couch, who was mistakenly separated from a love seat and a coffee table.

All the while they'll be making sexual innuendo about the "firmness" of the cushions.

Enough. I saw "Cars" when it was called "Toy Story."

Movie makers have become less innovative, in light of all this computer-generated animations and special effects. Plots seem to be a thing of the past. Now they just make movies fit under the umbrella of all viewers (PG-13), just by making said movie a little less violent or risque. That way ticket sales are maximized. What happened to the days of strictly R-rated movies and movies made ONLY for children?

indyred
06-11-2006, 08:52 PM
Saw it Today.........Loved it, even my 2 half year old stayed put the entire movie and didn't make a peep, he was into it.....Cute story, well worth seeing....I like it much better than Toy Story.

RedsBaron
06-12-2006, 01:18 PM
My wife and I took our son (4 years old) to see Over The Hedge two weeks ago and the two of us laughed more than he did. I agree with you guys on the casting...each one was perfect. Shatner was hilarious. We will likely be hitting the theater soon for Cars.
My nine year old son loved "Over The Hedge" and he loved "Cars." When I asked him which one he liked better, he said he liked them equally. I thought they were both good.

Hangar18
06-16-2006, 11:40 AM
Because in the last week I think i've seen a million ads for it!!!!...Also Toys R Us and even Mejiers has a ton of the merchandise out for it.... Don't get me wrong, I'm taking my little one to it and look forward to seeing it.......I just hope it's decent, anyone seen a sneak preview of it yet?


I just saw it this weekend, its an EXCELLENT MOVIE!
Im not one for cartoons or anything like that ......I gave it 5 stars,
and I never give a movie 5 stars

Blimpie
06-17-2006, 01:35 PM
Took the kids to see it last night at the drive-in theater (really--no pun)...overall, I thought it was a pretty solid movie. Pixar has a knack for always putting the perfect voices with their characters. "Cars" was no exception.