“Cars”: Ebert ya la ha visto


The message in "Cars" is simplicity itself: Life was better in the old days, when it revolved around small towns where everybody knew each other, and around small highways like Route 66, where you made new friends, sometimes even between Flagstaff and Winona. This older America has long been much-beloved by Hollywood, and apparently it survives in Radiator Springs as sort of a time capsule.


The movie is great to look at and a lot of fun, but somehow lacks the extra push of the other Pixar films. Maybe that's because there's less at stake here, and no child-surrogate to identify with. I wonder if the movie's primary audience, which skews young, will much care about the 1950s and its cars. Maybe they will. Of all decades, the 1950s seems to have the most staying power; like Archie and Jughead, the decade stays forever young, perhaps because that's when modern teenagers were invented.

3 comentarios:

JohnTrent dijo...

En Estados Unidos parece estar gustando practicamente igual que las anteriores de Pixar, o al menos asi parece segun su 7,9 en el imdb, y las buenas criticas que esta recibiendo (aunque en esto ultimo, algo por debajo de sus precedentes).

Se baticinaba este Cars como un fiasco para Pixar, pero no lo sera, ni mucho menos.

Jose dijo...

$60 millones la semana de estreno no es precisamente un fracaso.

Matias dijo...

Con ésta sí que tengo más expectativas que con 'Vecinos invasores'. Espero que no defraude.