ReCreation07 wrote:but its time someone stood up for people who view the world rationally and can actually see the big picture. True creativity is achieved through following ideas and passions to the end, and John Lasseter is very passionate about cars, Japan, and spy films. If he needed to get this film out of his system to move on to new ideas, great for him.
I don't have a clue what the above passage refers to, or how it's relevant to the quality of "Cars 2". I'm not typing that rhetorically, either; I honestly don't understand the quoted text.
ReCreation07 wrote:It seems also that while everyone is haranguing the film for its paler story elements, no one is commending it on consistently stand-out animation. The action sequences in the film do it justice and keep it moving. When this technique is used in Fast Five, the film is called the best in the series; yet when Pixar does it, suddenly its considered lazy film making.
What "technique" are you talking about? The only thing I saw was "action sequences in the film do it justice and keep it moving". That's not a "technique", but rather, a "vague, unclear, subjective statement".
ReCreation07 wrote:Have we as a culture become so spoiled by an influx of innovators that we can't appreciate family entertainment unless it's changing our very conception of reality and art?
Now you're just being silly. Considering the horrendously low
standards for any film to be called "good" nowadays, I'm sure the lack of critical acclaim has nothing to do with inflated expectations.
ReCreation07 wrote:The only one who feels he can be a lover of film AND would rather seek to enjoy someone's work then trash it. This is a cry for help. Is anyone else out there actually looking to enjoy themselves at the theater? Or does our fandom and hyper-exposure to creative works ultimately leave us with no greater purpose then to tear down the very idols who bless us with their visions?
You know, if your goal is to actually convince people, then being incredibly melodramatic and sanctimonious is not the way to go.
Also,we get that you're a hardcore Pixar fanboy, but calling them folks "who bless us with their visions" sounds absolutely ridiculous.