History YMMV / Cars

6th Jan '18 9:15:39 AM MrEightThreeOne
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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: The first movie got hit with a bit of this by being accused of copying the plot of ''Doc Hollywood''. It isn't completely without merit given the heavy similarities; both are about a character who is trying to get to their next big gig (big city plastic surgeon vs. the Piston Cup), only to get sidetracked in a small, run-down town when they commit a crime forcing them into community service and therefore trapping them in the town until they complete it. Both also feature a romantic subplot and [[spoiler:with both characters eventually returning to where they got stuck.]] In fact, it was bad enough that the creators of the film got accused of plagiarism on a few occasions, though they have repeatedly denied these claims.
28th Dec '17 7:01:06 PM TrendingToon1
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* SignatureSong: "Real Gone", "Life is a Highway" and "Route 66".
6th Dec '17 10:34:29 AM TrendingToon1
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** Doc showing his real driving, especially the slow-mo shot of him drifting through the rather sharp turn.
4th Dec '17 10:07:25 AM TrendingToon1
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* SignatureScene:
** The slow-mo shot of Lightning jumping the wreckage during the opening race.
** The race between Lightning and Doc at Willy’s Butte.
** Lightning and Sally’s romantic drive to the Wheel Well.
** The entirety of the California tiebreaker race.
25th Sep '17 12:19:17 PM ngh93
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** Also note a movie about cars when a major player in Disney and Pixar, Joe Ranft, had died in a car accident the year prior, a fate that claimed the life of [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Wolfgang "Woolie" Reithermann]] 20 years prior and nearly claimed former studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg's life 10 years later.

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** Also note a movie about cars when a major player in Disney and Pixar, Joe Ranft, Creator/JoeRanft, had died in a car accident the year prior, a fate that claimed the life of [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Wolfgang "Woolie" Reithermann]] 20 years prior and nearly claimed former studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg's life 10 years later.
21st Sep '17 1:40:47 PM WarriorSparrow
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** [[http://screencrush.com/where-do-pixar-cars-come-from/ The origin of the living cars in that universe, as confirmed by the creator of the franchise.]]
27th Aug '17 2:47:35 PM NWolfman
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Many consider the first movie okay, but a step down from usual Pixar quality. ''Cars 2'', while it has its fans, was generally considered to be mediocre at best and a step down from its predecessor.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Many consider The general consensus of the first movie okay, film (and to an extent, the series as a whole): not awful, but a step down from usual Pixar nowhere near Pixar's expected level of quality. In fact, before ''Cars 2'', while it has its fans, 2'' came along and took the title, Pixar fans loved to brag that [[TropesAreNotBad even their worst movie was generally considered to be mediocre at best and a step down from its predecessor.still]] ''[[TropesAreNotBad good]]''.
27th Aug '17 2:43:26 PM NWolfman
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The cars all have their eyes on their windshields rather than on their headlights like how they're traditionally portrayed in media. This actually isn't anything new, as ''[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Susie The Little Blue Coupe]]'' featured the exact same thing ''64 years'' before this movie.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The cars all have their eyes on their windshields rather than on their headlights like how they're traditionally portrayed in media. This actually isn't anything new, as ''[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Susie The Little Blue Coupe]]'' featured the exact same thing ''64 years'' before this movie. In fact, John Lasseter's decision to use this design is a ShoutOut to this very short.
27th Aug '17 2:38:13 PM NWolfman
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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).

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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, (arrogant, entitled, and tech-obsessed).



* BaseBreakingCharacter: Mater is either the BreakoutCharacter or TheScrappy. The general medium ground is that, while 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 he quickly wore out his welcome.
* BellisariosMaxim: 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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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Mater is either the BreakoutCharacter or TheScrappy. The general medium ground is that, while 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 he caused him to quickly wore out overstay his welcome.
* BellisariosMaxim: 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...)). This is especially noticeable in the second movie, which goes all over the world but only "car-ifies" it with cheesy jokes rather than the more subdued internal logic of the first movie.
24th Aug '17 5:15:11 PM TheJayman49
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The cars all have their eyes on their windshields rather than on their headlights like how they're traditionally portrayed in media. This actually isn't anything new, as ''[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Susie The Little Blue Coupe]]'' featured the exact same thing ''64 years'' before this movie.
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