Hey all- Sorry- I forgot to hit the “post” button- this was sitting in my box, LOL!
We just saw the Cars 2 screening, from Disney. While I loved the movie, and liked it more, in fact, then Cars (the original)- I found it a bit violent for the kids. It was like “James Bond” meets cartoon kid’s movie. The problem being- while it was more entertaining for the adult in me- the mommy in me was less then then thrilled with the violent aspects. Car torture? Killing Cars? LOTS of explosions, ganging up on cars to beat them up or worse, electrocuting cars, blowing them up- this was aimed at small kids, right? NOT thrilled. A lot of people think there should have been more Lightning McQueen. I don’t. I liked the Mater story line- Lightning had his movie already. I just thought that it was a bit much for the young kids. You know- the ones who the movie is aimed at. No thank you. I will let Little watch the old Cars movie any time- but I won’t let him watch this one again. If we had a second car, I would have taken him home during this one. I was really quite annoyed that killing and torture was deemed to be a G movie. The cars in the movie are supposed to be living things- very much like people, with thoughts, feelings, etc. Not hunks of metal like what we drive around in. So think of it this way- would you want your kids to see a movie where PEOPLE were tortured and killed, chased down, electrocuted? Not me. The cars are supposed to be representative of people- the cars are the society. So to show all that to children is very uncouth in my book. Thanks anyway.
My son loves the toys, he loves the play sets, he loves all things to do with Cars- and now Cars 2. But no way in the world will I let him see that movie again, and that will show me to trust a movie rating. I will make sure I see all movies before he does, from now on. Good grief!
He can certainly play with the toys, he loves them! And again- Cars 1 was a great, cute movie about redemption and treating others well, not being mean, showing respect, helping out, etc. I would think before going to see this one. Sorry ya’ll.
Disclosure- we got to see this movie for free in order to review it. These are my opinions, yours may differ.