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Lightning McQueen is the arrogant, cocky, fresh-faced superstar rookie of the Piston Cup stock car racing series. After a remarkable season, three drivers tie for the championship and an extra race is scheduled to decide to the champion. On the way to the final race, McQueen finds himself stranded on Route 66 and on the wrong side of the law in tiny one-street town Radiator Springs. Sentenced to several days community service in repairing the main road (which he destroyed) means that he may never make the race…
While it lays the life message on with a trowel and has a clumsy mid-section, this visually stunning and environmentally imaginative movie never loses the magic that is required of all quality animated movies. Outstanding and convincing racing sequences (including the best photo finish of all time) bookend the movie and reverse the mid-section feeling that the movie is disappearing up it’s own tailpipe. Overall, this is another good ‘un from Pixar.
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