Last weekend I took the kids to see Cars.
Bottom line – it is a very good movie. It has a wonderful "message" and GREAT animation. The story is fun. The characters are neat and believable. The hidden messages (for the adults) are interesting. Anyone could like this movie. Anyone with an interest in cars, racing, 'neck-car', and the changing face of America will like this movie.
That said, it's not a good movie for kids under five. The jokes and message are lost on them. And, it's too long.
Yes, I took a chance by taking a youngster to a 2 hour movie. It was the first one of this kind of length they'd seen, so lesson learned. But, since there hadn't been an issue with previous trips to the theatre, it was a little surprising nonetheless.
So, if you're reading this and don't need to be concerned about kids getting bored in movies, pay no attention. If you are reading this and needed one last recommendation, here it is. Go see the movie. Pixar has another hit.