Yes. I know. It’s not everyone’s least favorite Pixar movie, but whenever Cars is mentioned on this site, there’s a dozen people who come out say it’s their least favorite, and a half dozen people who come out to defend it, and a million parents who all say, “My kids love it!” In the end, because these are kids movies (that parents just so happen to enjoy), isn’t that what’s most important?
It’s not one of my favorites, but it’s not one of my least favorites, either. I loved the Americana. I hate Larry the Cable Guy, but he was perfect for this role. I’m going to miss Paul Newman, but Michael Caine is a more than suitable replacement (he’ll play a British car). My biggest concern here is that, because the Americana was my favorite part of the original, moving the setting to Europe may spoil it.
But, it’s Pixar. In Pixar we trust, right? Until they fuck it up, we’ll continue to give them the benefit of the doubt, eh?