History YMMV / Cars

26th Jun '17 12:15:09 AM NWolfman
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Mater. He's either the BreakoutCharacter or TheScrappy. The general medium ground is that, while he was tolerable in small doses (the first films, "Mater and the Ghostlight" and "Mater's Tall Tales"), the focus on him in the sequel and spinoffs became annoying fast.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Mater. He's Mater is either the BreakoutCharacter or TheScrappy. The general medium ground is that, while he was he's tolerable in small doses (the first and third films, "Mater and the Ghostlight" and "Mater's Tall Tales"), the focus on him in the sequel was it's biggest flaw, and spinoffs became annoying fast.he quickly wore out his welcome.
25th Jun '17 6:37:58 PM Josef5678
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The four tuner cars: DJ, Boost, Wingo and Snot Rod, who messed with Mack on the highway and inadvertently got McQueen lost in Radiator Springs are among the most [[OneSceneWonder memorable]] characters for their cool designs. As a result, they've returned in several of the games.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The four tuner cars: DJ, Boost, Wingo and Snot Rod, who messed with Mack on the highway and inadvertently got McQueen [=McQueen=] lost in Radiator Springs are among the most [[OneSceneWonder memorable]] characters for their cool designs. As a result, they've returned in several of the games.



** SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Cars 3'', on the other hand, has gotten far more better reception from fans and critics alike.
25th Jun '17 8:59:59 AM N8han11
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** As adults can explain kids ''love'' Cars, but the older viewers were a little more lukewarm on it.

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** As adults can explain explain, kids ''love'' Cars, but the older viewers were a little more lukewarm on it.it.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The four tuner cars: DJ, Boost, Wingo and Snot Rod, who messed with Mack on the highway and inadvertently got McQueen lost in Radiator Springs are among the most [[OneSceneWonder memorable]] characters for their cool designs. As a result, they've returned in several of the games.
24th Jun '17 2:47:44 PM TheJayman49
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* CanonFodder: One of the reasons people are turned off by the series is simply because the mere concept raises a ''loooot'' of questions (how can cars print newspapers if they don't have hands? What does the inside of a car consist of? How do cars reproduce? Yadda, yadda, yadda...)


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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Doc claims that he never got a chance to show off what was left of him. Considering that the third film used dialog that Paul Newman himself previously recorded during production as John Lassester was keen on Paul remaining the voice of Doc, he ultimately did get to show a little more of him.


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** SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Cars 3'', on the other hand, has gotten far more better reception from fans and critics alike.
17th Jun '17 1:22:32 PM Kaye006
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* InformedWrongness: Much is made about Lightning's arrogance, but the other cars in Radiator Springs ''refused'' to hear his side of the story. Sally all but dismisses him while Doc treats him with complete contempt. While Lightning was a jerk, he was placed into an unwinnable situation. This is treated as justifiable because well, ''Lightning was a jerk.''
1st Apr '17 2:22:57 PM 123456789
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Coming from [[Creator/Pixar the Jack of All Audience Alienating Premises itself]], this is surprising.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Coming from [[Creator/Pixar [[Creator/{{Pixar}} the Jack of All Audience Alienating Premises itself]], this is surprising.
1st Apr '17 2:22:33 PM 123456789
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise:

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise:AudienceAlienatingPremise: Coming from [[Creator/Pixar the Jack of All Audience Alienating Premises itself]], this is surprising.



** ''Cars'' is easily Pixar's most [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] film. While there are those who find it just as good as any other Pixar film, the people who dislike it consider it a dumb concept by Pixar's standards and consider it to be their [[WesternAnimation/Cars2 now-second]] weakest film. [[TakeAThirdOption There are also those]] who like it despite it not being Pixar's best. The fact that this was the first film released after Pixar merged with Disney (though produced before said merger) didn't help matters.

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** ''Cars'' is easily Pixar's most [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] film. While there are those who find it just as good as any other Pixar film, the people who dislike it consider it a dumb concept by Pixar's standards and consider it to be their [[WesternAnimation/Cars2 now-second]] weakest film. [[TakeAThirdOption There are also those]] who like it despite it not being Pixar's best. The fact that this was the first film released after Pixar merged with Disney (though produced before said merger) and John Lasetter became Disney Animation Head didn't help matters.



** The minute the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4K7JgPJ8-s teaser trailer]] for the third movie was released, it became divisive. Some feel that the franchise might [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel redeem itself]] by taking the DarkerAndEdgier route the third movie seems to be taking. Others think that either the DarkerAndEdgier premise is trying too hard to WinBackTheCrowd after the widely hated previous movie, the plot of the movie is still too much of a ClicheStorm, or just that ''Cars'' doesn't deserve the third movie at all regardless of any merit it might have.

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** The minute the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4K7JgPJ8-s teaser trailer]] for the third movie was released, it became divisive. Some feel that the franchise might [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel redeem itself]] by taking the DarkerAndEdgier route the third movie seems to be taking. Others think that either either: a.) the DarkerAndEdgier premise is trying too hard to WinBackTheCrowd after the widely hated previous movie, movie; b.) the plot of the movie is still too much of a ClicheStorm, ClicheStorm; or c.) just that ''Cars'' doesn't deserve the third movie at all regardless of any merit it might have.
26th Mar '17 1:54:55 PM trulymadmoves
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* AwardSnub: Its competitors for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature were ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' and ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'', and ''Happy Feet'' won. That was considered fair at the time, but these days those other two films are nearly forgotten while people do still have fond memories of ''Cars''. Of course, many people ''don't'', so in most cases 2006 is just considered a weak year for animated films.
26th Mar '17 1:52:43 PM trulymadmoves
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: When the paparazzi find Lightning in Radiator Springs and shine a spotlight on him, Mater yells "It's the ghost light!", and the movie makes no reference to this and no attempt to explain what he's talking about. Slightly played with in that this is actually a reference to a short that comes with the DVD, but if you're watching it in theaters or on TV this context is removed.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: When the paparazzi find Lightning in Radiator Springs and shine a spotlight on him, Mater yells "It's the ghost light!", and the movie makes no reference to this and no attempt to explain what he's talking about. Slightly played with in that this is actually a reference to a short that comes with the DVD, but if you're watching it in theaters or on TV this context is removed. Mater does mention the Ghostlight in the background of one scene earlier in the film, but you'd have to be a Route 66 buff to catch on.
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.
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