Cars is a film from Pixar, the company behind the computer-animated films such as Finding Nemo and Toy Story, and this one raises the animation bar, as does every new film from Pixar seems to do.
The film opens with a stunning (due to the computer graphics) car race. The main character (a car – in fact, even the flies are cars) then has to travel to another car race, getting stuck in a forgotten town in the desert, learning the pleasure of the slow life.
Caitlyn, my five year old daughter, didn’t fidget sitting through it; she watched the whole thing, mesmerized by the talking cars. “It wasn’t a funny movie, Daddy”, she said afterwards, but we didn’t get bored. I chuckled a few times at some adult humor; the story is predictable, but it has a nice message.
Before Cars started there was a short film called, a nice story about two street performers competing over a coin a small girl is about to throw into a fountain.