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Old 07-03-2011, 01:07 AM
 
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Some of us have fond memories of Wiley E. Coyote and the Road Runner.
I guess the guns and explosions I can look past, it's more the "green living" undertone that irked me. I'm all for turning off a light or car pooling, but geeze Pixar get off the soapbox.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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as I predicted (actually, it's a bit worse), attendance dropped a whopping 62%, the #1 largest 2nd weekend drop in Pixar history. makes me wonder if it will drop out of the top 3 by next weekend


Box office update: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' posts year's best opening weekend, while 'Pirates' passes $1 billion worldwide | Inside Movies | EW.com
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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What do you expect, PC DRECK is always going to be a big fail.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:19 AM
 
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I have just watched trailer Car 2 movie. Mostly people like that because it is animated movie.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:51 AM
 
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Haven't taken the kids to see it yet, but I've heard that there is a lot of anti "Big Oil" messages throughout and a push for electric cars--can anyone confirm this?

The ironic thing, is that if this is true, the Cars gang would be scrapped in a Cash for Clunkers program!

I am tired of the overt propaganda that is rammed down in kids' movies nowadays. My 6 year old daughter loves the Barbie movies--and I must say, most of them are surprisingly good--Swan Lake, THe Nutcracker, Princess and the Pauper. However, Barbie presents Thumbelina was one of the worst kids movies pushing the so-called environmental message I've seen yet.

The girl in the movie finds some fairies in a field where her developer parents are planning to build a shopping center, which will destroy the fairies homes. Of course, this is seen as evil, and in the end, the parents don't build it and stop the evil contruction workers from digging.

I explained to my daughter (who really doesn't get it fully yet) and my 10 year old son that there were better solutions--the fairies could have been moved--they were, after all, only about 6 inches tall! I also said that with the shopping center not being built, there would be no new jobs, and people who lived there who were looking for a job might have to find a place with more jobs.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: 60630
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My kid loved it so I guess the movie is great.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I guess the guns and explosions I can look past, it's more the "green living" undertone that irked me. I'm all for turning off a light or car pooling, but geeze Pixar get off the soapbox.

Do you not remember the messages in older animated movies? Where prince meets young fair maiden and they fall in love immediately and get married two days after meeting? That's laughable.

At least these have a legitimate message that kids can learn from. Oil is a problem, finding renewable energy is something to strive for. There is nothing wrong with the messages that Pixar is sending with this movie.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I explained to my daughter (who really doesn't get it fully yet) and my 10 year old son that there were better solutions--the fairies could have been moved--they were, after all, only about 6 inches tall! I also said that with the shopping center not being built, there would be no new jobs, and people who lived there who were looking for a job might have to find a place with more jobs.
RjRobb2 said it best purplesky. Gives the parent the opportunity to discuss current events with their kids.

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these have a legitimate message that kids can learn from.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Haven't taken the kids to see it yet, but I've heard that there is a lot of anti "Big Oil" messages throughout and a push for electric cars--can anyone confirm this?
More like anti-deception or anti-collusion. The real message is: Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.

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Do you not remember the messages in older animated movies? Where prince meets young fair maiden and they fall in love immediately and get married two days after meeting? That's laughable.
What about an unmarried woman living with seven men? Now there's a message for you.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Do you not remember the messages in older animated movies? Where prince meets young fair maiden and they fall in love immediately and get married two days after meeting? That's laughable.

At least these have a legitimate message that kids can learn from. Oil is a problem, finding renewable energy is something to strive for. There is nothing wrong with the messages that Pixar is sending with this movie.
Did you type that from the soapbox, or after you got down?

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Haven't taken the kids to see it yet, but I've heard that there is a lot of anti "Big Oil" messages throughout and a push for electric cars--can anyone confirm this?

The ironic thing, is that if this is true, the Cars gang would be scrapped in a Cash for Clunkers program!

I am tired of the overt propaganda that is rammed down in kids' movies nowadays. My 6 year old daughter loves the Barbie movies--and I must say, most of them are surprisingly good--Swan Lake, THe Nutcracker, Princess and the Pauper. However, Barbie presents Thumbelina was one of the worst kids movies pushing the so-called environmental message I've seen yet.
remember Fern Gully, same type of thing.
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