It is with great embarrassment I confess that in spite of my fascination with Route 66 and the other great American two lane highways we never watched Cars until last evening. What a delightful, insightful, and inspirational film!
First there was the computer generated animation. It was absolutely stunning. I have long been a fan and admirer of early Disney animation. Without reservation I can say this is a worthy successor of that artistic tradition.
Next was the insightful choice of vehicles to represent the past, present, and future of Route 66. What a delightful way to introduce the next generation to vintage automobiles as well as Route 66. You can bet your bottom dollar Hudson’s obscurity is over.
Then there was the scenery and Radiator Springs, a delightful and fun filled landscape of Route 66 landmarks. From the fanciful design of the hills that hint of the Cadillac Ranch on the high plains of Texas to the landmarks of Shamrock Texas and Holbrook, Arizona.
If there is any fan of Route 66 that hasn’t seen this film I strongly suggest it be made a priority. And if you just want a fun filled, family friendly movie reminiscent of the glory years at Disney studios this is a must see.
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