16. Cars 2
The one film from Pixar that the writers on the TYF staff seemed to all be unanimous about, Cars 2 seemed both like a waste of talent and our time as viewers. Author – Ally
Possibly unfairly, The Good Dinosaur seems to suffer mainly due to how many people forget it existed and it only just came out last year. Or, even worse, many people never got around to seeing it, especially with Inside Out having come out earlier that year. A feast for the eyes but too familiar in story to really enthuse, The Good Dinosaur was serviceable but little more. Author – Ally
Cars may have been the easiest Pixar movie ever made. There’s no groundbreaking subtle commentary, no deep character revelations and nothing visually striking about the animation. It’s the most basic movie in Pixar’s canon, but that’s not saying it’s bad. Under John Lasseter and Joe Ranft and SIX writers, there is enough design to the visuals to make it the usual eye-popping affair and the voice actors have enough charisma to make the movie seem lively. Cars is more memorable for its marketing tactics and that’s maybe the first sign of Disney tightening its grip on the studio. Cars will never be remembered as a high point for Pixar, but more of a way to keep the business side of things running smoothly. Author- Jon W.
My poor, wild haired ginger princess. Despite some avid fans in myself and a few others, nothing was able to dispel the large amounts of apathy many of the staff had for this film, which is unfortunate (and I suggest a second viewing). Despite the naysayers, Brave is a gorgeously animated film and I’d go as far as to say that it has the best animation that Pixar has ever done. Yes, the second half of the story absolutely falters in comparison to the first 45 minutes, but did you see how vast and green the scenery was? Or how much detail went into a single strand of Merida’s red hair? Did you see the same scenes that I did where Merida walks through the overgrown forests with it’s whispering spirits? The storyline may have suffered due to development woes, but the animation remained stunning. Author – Ally