History YMMV / Cars

20th Mar '17 11:27:32 PM Sammettik
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* CluelessAesop: There's a half-hearted attempt to shoehorn in a GreenAesop toward the end, talking about how the old Route 66 "followed the land," as opposed to the new Interstate system which cuts through it. This in a film starring anthropomorphic avatars of one of the biggest consumers of fossil fuels on the planet.
9th Feb '17 9:19:19 AM Rodangizzardcrusher3
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** Fillmore's claim that oil companies were running a conspiracy that prevented his organic fuel from being better publicized is this after the second film focused on an actual conspiracy regarding oil corporations.
9th Jan '17 4:39:47 AM TrueBlue170
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** After Lightning discovers [[spoiler: Doc's past as a famous race car before a [[CareerEndingInjury crash]],]] he's amazed and tells him about how they are [[NotSoDifferent Not So Different]], to which Doc immediately denies. 10 years later, the Cars 3 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4K7JgPJ8-s teaser]] shows Lightning getting into a devastating crash similar to [[spoiler: Doc's]].

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** After Lightning discovers [[spoiler: Doc's past as a famous race car before a [[CareerEndingInjury crash]],]] he's amazed and tells him about how they are [[NotSoDifferent Not So Different]], to which Doc immediately denies. 10 years later, the Cars 3 WesternAnimation/Cars3 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4K7JgPJ8-s teaser]] shows Lightning getting into a devastating crash similar to [[spoiler: Doc's]].



** "[=McQueen=] is fading, fading fast!"

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** "[=McQueen=] "[[WesternAnimation/Cars3 McQueen is fading, fading fast!"fast!]]"
6th Jan '17 7:09:56 PM Andyroid
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** And then the trailer for the third movie came along and made everything DarkerAndEdgier, which confused people who weren't fond of the original movies and weirded out ''Cars'' fans.

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** And then the trailer for the third movie came along and made everything DarkerAndEdgier, which confused people who weren't fond of the original movies and weirded out ''Cars'' fans. Fans were even less amused when it was revealed that Lightning's new rival, Jackson Storm, was basically a bundle of negative stereotypes about millennials (like being arrogant, entitled, and tech-obsessed).
12th Dec '16 7:29:02 AM wildmanchild
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Many consider the first movie okay, but a step down from usual Pixar quality. ''Cars 2'', while it has it's fans, was generally considered to be mediocre at best and a step down from its predecessor.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Many consider the first movie okay, but a step down from usual Pixar quality. ''Cars 2'', while it has it's its fans, was generally considered to be mediocre at best and a step down from its predecessor.
8th Dec '16 1:02:33 AM KingClark
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** Many older fans see the franchise as something of a DorkAge for Creator/{{Pixar}} as a whole. In general, a lot of the disdain for the franchise stems from its perceived CreatorsFavorite status--after all, the sequel was greenlit on the press tour of the first movie and making it the second Pixar franchise to get a full trilogy after ''Franchise/ToyStory'', and that's on top of Disney releasing a pair of theatrically-released spin-offs. All of this in spite of the consensus that the movies represent a low point for the company. That it's also a MerchandiseDriven property does not do anything to alleviate the situation, with many accusing the sequels of being made only as a cash-grab. The common sentiment among these older fans is that the movies simply aren't worthy of the embellishment that Pixar has placed upon them, and that the company's efforts would be better reserved for creating new movies that are up to the company's usual quality or creating sequels to more beloved films like ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''[[note]]which did ultimately happen, albeit much later than most fans were expecting[[/note]]. That being said, the series does have its fans, especially among younger viewers who look at ''Cars'' as a GatewaySeries for Pixar, and the third movie's trailer--with the DarkerAndEdgier tone and the stunning visual effects--has indicated that Pixar is taking the franchise as seriously as any other property they've put work into.
6th Dec '16 3:40:26 PM Anddrix
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* CreatorsPet: Many older fans see the franchise as this for Creator/{{Pixar}} as a whole. John Lasseter has given the franchise something of a CreatorsFavorite status by greenlighting the sequel during the promotional cycle of the first movie and making it the second Pixar franchise to get a full trilogy after ''Franchise/ToyStory'' in spite of both movies generally being seen as low points for the company, and that's on top of Disney releasing a pair of theatrically-released spin-offs. That it's also a MerchandiseDriven property does not do anything to alleviate the situation, with many accusing the sequels of being made only as a cash-grab. The common sentiment among these older fans is that the movies simply aren't worthy of the embellishment that Pixar has placed upon them, and that the company's efforts would be better reserved for creating new movies that are up to the company's usual quality or creating sequels to more beloved films like ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''[[note]]which did ultimately happen, albeit much later than most fans were expecting[[/note]]. That being said, the series does have its fans, especially among younger viewers who look at ''Cars'' as a GatewaySeries for Pixar, and the third movie's trailer--with the DarkerAndEdgier tone and the stunning visual effects--has indicated that Pixar is taking the franchise as seriously as any other property they've put work into.
6th Dec '16 3:33:45 PM KingClark
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** ''Cars 2'', while it has it's fans, was generally considered to be mediocre at best.



* CreatorsPet: Many older fans see the franchise as this for Creator/{{Pixar}} as a whole. John Lasseter has given the franchise something of a CreatorsFavorite status by greenlighting the sequel during the promotional cycle of the first movie and making it the second Pixar franchise to get a full trilogy after ''Franchise/ToyStory'' in spite of both movies generally being seen as low points for the company, and that's on top of Disney releasing a pair of theatrically-released spin-offs. That it's also a MerchandiseDriven property does not do anything to alleviate the situation, with many accusing the sequels of being made only as a cash-grab. The common sentiment among these older fans is that the movies simply aren't worthy of the embellishment that Pixar has placed upon them, and that the company's efforts would be better reserved for creating new movies that are up to the company's usual quality or creating sequels to more beloved films like ''Film/FindingNemo'' and ''Film/TheIncredibles''[[note]]which did ultimately happen, albeit a bit later than some fans were expecting[[/note]]. That being said, the series does have its fans, especially among younger viewers who look at ''Cars'' as a GatewaySeries for Pixar, and the third movie's trailer--with the DarkerAndEdgier tone and the stunning visual effects--has indicated that Pixar is taking the franchise as seriously as any other property they've put work into.

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* CreatorsPet: Many older fans see the franchise as this for Creator/{{Pixar}} as a whole. John Lasseter has given the franchise something of a CreatorsFavorite status by greenlighting the sequel during the promotional cycle of the first movie and making it the second Pixar franchise to get a full trilogy after ''Franchise/ToyStory'' in spite of both movies generally being seen as low points for the company, and that's on top of Disney releasing a pair of theatrically-released spin-offs. That it's also a MerchandiseDriven property does not do anything to alleviate the situation, with many accusing the sequels of being made only as a cash-grab. The common sentiment among these older fans is that the movies simply aren't worthy of the embellishment that Pixar has placed upon them, and that the company's efforts would be better reserved for creating new movies that are up to the company's usual quality or creating sequels to more beloved films like ''Film/FindingNemo'' ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and ''Film/TheIncredibles''[[note]]which ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''[[note]]which did ultimately happen, albeit a bit much later than some most fans were expecting[[/note]]. That being said, the series does have its fans, especially among younger viewers who look at ''Cars'' as a GatewaySeries for Pixar, and the third movie's trailer--with the DarkerAndEdgier tone and the stunning visual effects--has indicated that Pixar is taking the franchise as seriously as any other property they've put work into.



* SoOkayItsAverage: Many consider the first movie okay, but a step down from usual Pixar quality.
* ToughActToFollow: The first film was coming right after ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', and the second film came right after ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Many consider the first movie okay, but a step down from usual Pixar quality.
quality. ''Cars 2'', while it has it's fans, was generally considered to be mediocre at best and a step down from its predecessor.
* ToughActToFollow: The first film was coming right after followed ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', and the second film came right after ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.followed ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. The third film had a relatively easier time following ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' (which, while being considered a good movie, was not as well-received as [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo its direct predecessor]], ''The Incredibles'', or ''Toy Story 3'').
6th Dec '16 3:28:50 PM KingClark
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* CriticalDissonance: While it received the weakest reviews of any Pixar film at the time, the audience response was much more positive. It also won the first Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.

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* CriticalDissonance: CreatorsPet: Many older fans see the franchise as this for Creator/{{Pixar}} as a whole. John Lasseter has given the franchise something of a CreatorsFavorite status by greenlighting the sequel during the promotional cycle of the first movie and making it the second Pixar franchise to get a full trilogy after ''Franchise/ToyStory'' in spite of both movies generally being seen as low points for the company, and that's on top of Disney releasing a pair of theatrically-released spin-offs. That it's also a MerchandiseDriven property does not do anything to alleviate the situation, with many accusing the sequels of being made only as a cash-grab. The common sentiment among these older fans is that the movies simply aren't worthy of the embellishment that Pixar has placed upon them, and that the company's efforts would be better reserved for creating new movies that are up to the company's usual quality or creating sequels to more beloved films like ''Film/FindingNemo'' and ''Film/TheIncredibles''[[note]]which did ultimately happen, albeit a bit later than some fans were expecting[[/note]]. That being said, the series does have its fans, especially among younger viewers who look at ''Cars'' as a GatewaySeries for Pixar, and the third movie's trailer--with the DarkerAndEdgier tone and the stunning visual effects--has indicated that Pixar is taking the franchise as seriously as any other property they've put work into.
* CriticalDissonance:
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While it received the weakest reviews of any Pixar film at the time, the audience response was much more positive. It also won the first Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.
5th Dec '16 6:57:32 PM Josef5678
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* HarsherInHindsight: Connect Doc's "they quit on me" speech with the fact that this was one of Paul Newman's last major roles.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Connect Doc's "they quit on me" speech with the fact that this was one of Paul Newman's last major roles.
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