Friday, June 9, Part II: Cars

Jon and Lightning McQueen
Jon and Lightning McQueen display

LauraAfter the hospital ordeal of the morning we went to the movie that Jon has been eagerly waiting the past half-year to see: Cars. I have to admit I was a bit trepidatious about it: I was not overly impressed with the trailers, and I couldn’t quite wrap my head around the idea of a world full of anthropomorphic automobiles. As well, I’m a total car-racing noob—didn’t even know what a pace car was—so the racing scenes were terra incognita to me.

After seeing the movie I’m still scratching my head a bit over the talking cars: I think Pixar set the disbelief bar rather high and couldn’t quite vault over it, but I don’t think it’s the “Pixar’s First Flop!!” that people are salivating for.

Because I am clearly not the audience for this movie. (I must stress, however, that I generally liked the movie; I just didn’t find it as breathtakingly perfect as The Incredibles.) Jon, however, love love loved it. I’m not even sure how much of the plot/situations Jon understood, but he was delighted throughout the whole movie, giggled at various car noises, and never seemed to get bored (and at two hours that’s saying a lot!)

After the movie he was quite perky (as opposed to shell-shocked like he often is right after movies), and when asked if he wanted to see it again happily said “yes!” At bedtime he kept mentioning that we had seen Cars and smiling.

Jon and Mater
Jon, Mater and Sally

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  1. Debbie says:

    Jeff and I both liked it, much to our mutual shock. I even got weepy at the end. I am SUCH a sap. 🙂

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