Meet Lighting McQueen the rookie racing car, whose life goal is to win the Piston Cup. While on his way to a tiebreaker race, he slips off the back of the truck and must try and find his way back to California. He comes across Radiator Springs, a town in the middle of Route 66, when he causes damage to the town he is sentenced to community service.
I really enjoyed this movie. The animation is fantastic, the characters are great (even if Lightening McQueen is a bit of a jerk at the beginning of the movie, you know you love him really) and the storyline is very good. Okay, I admit it isn't as complex as a normal Pixar movie, but it manages to fit very grown up situations into a child's world (e.g Attorney escaping the city, coming to the country and falling in love with both the scenery and the people).
I really don't understand why it's received such a cold reception from critics, but as they say the real critics are the kids. And let me tell you, kids (especially boys) adore this movie, and in Pixar's eyes that's all that matters.
I personally didn't feel that it needed a sequel, but need and want are two totally different things. I'm definitely going to the cinema to see the sequel, even if I have to go by myself (which is a pretty sad thing for a teenager to do).
I originally rated the film 4 star, but Mater is worth a whole star all by himself.