Cars – Filtered
Lightning McQueen (voiced by Wilson), a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town’s offbeat characters –including Sally (a snazzy 2002 Porsche voiced by Hunt), Doc Hudson (a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, voiced by Newman), and Mater (a rusty but trusty tow truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) – who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship. The all-star vocal cast also includes free-wheeling performances by racing legend Richard Petty and. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama, and amazing new technical feats, CARS is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages.
As it was in the theatre, this filtered version of Cars is easily approved as a fun, family friendly movie! Lightening McQueen learns valuable lessons about friendship and loyalty. He also learns the importance of doing a job right the first time and giving it your best when he destroys a road and then has to fix it. The graphics are great and the storyline is cute. It is a testament to talented Hollywood filmmakers and simply fascinating how an animated movie about cars can tug on your heartstrings! A great family watch for ages 1-100, Dove happily approves Cars!
A word of caution to parents: There is a scene in which the “Cars” star Lightning McQueen tries to beat a train to the railroad crossing. Lights are flashing and the scene is tense with McQueen getting over the crossing just in time. With people getting killed and injured at railroad crossings around the country, Dove and others believe that this scene in the film is ill advised. In fact, it could potentially be a disaster for young people who view it and then feel it is cool to imitate the scene. We need to teach youngsters to “Stop. Look, Listen and Live.”