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  •  I loathe both Mater and Larry the Cable Guy. (3+ / 0-)
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    DeathDlr73, chimene, mookins

    Their being the "heroes" of the Cars franchise irks me to no end. All Larry is is a celebration of human stupidity and bigotry and he transfers ALL of that bad conservative mojo to Mater and sends a piss-poor message to kids in the audience. I do not understand why John Lassetter loves that character so much. He is everything that is WRONG with America, not everything that's right with it as Lassetter claims. I simply do not get it.

    Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

    by Matt Z on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:08:45 AM PDT

    •  John Lassetter loves Mater for the same (1+ / 0-)
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      reason Larry the Cable Guy got rich. Right or wrong, there is a market for it in this country, and a movie has to make money for the studio.

      Look at it this way: without some lowbrow humor to bring in the money, would Wall-E or other really good films have been made?

      "I just wanted to bring down your grim facade and for once, let you see the world as I see it. Giggling in a corner, and bleeding; but you've denied me even that." - The Joker to Batman, Arkham Asylum.

      by DeathDlr73 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:36:53 AM PDT

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      •  Except Cars abd Cars 2 (0+ / 0-)

        were two of Pixar's least successful movies at the box office. Yes, they were hits but they made the least amount of money for any Pixar film since A Bug's Life. True, the first movie had a REALLY successful toyline to justify a sequel but the toy sales for the second movie's toys were atrocious. Ironically it's the intelligent, thoughtful Pixar movies like Wall-E and Up that tend to make more money than the "crowd-pleasers" (the Toy Story films excepted).

        Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

        by Matt Z on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:03:44 PM PDT

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