Iroquois Amphitheater presents an outdoor screening of 'Cars 2' [Movies]

Iroquois Amphitheater presents an outdoor screening of 'Cars 2' [Movies]

I am an avid fan of Pixar films. I was a kid when Toy Story came out – very exciting – and I have never looked back. I think WALL-E is one of the greatest animated films ever made – it is wonderful in every way. As a culinary enthusiast and excellent cook (ask my wife), I find Ratatouille to be all sorts of satisfying, especially with Michael Giacchino’s fantastic musical score. If you don’t cry during the introductory scene of Up – a heartbreakingly beautiful love story in just ten minutes – you have no soul. However, there is one Pixar film that never did it for me: Cars. I couldn’t say why. It’s certainly not a bad film. But it’s also not very exciting to watch. It’s mostly kind of… boring.

However, I can’t speak for the sequel (as I never bothered to watch it), but you can see for yourself at Iroquois Amphitheater, which presents a free screening of Cars 2 this evening. In the first film, spoiled race car Lightning McQueen found himself stranded in a small town in the middle of nowhere, where he learned the value of friendship and the joys of a quieter lifestyle. In the sequel, McQueen heads overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix, bringing along his tow truck pal Mater – who finds himself mistaken for a spy and caught up in a plot of international intrigue. Presumably everything works out and everyone learns a little something about themselves.

Cars 2 is scheduled to begin at 8:30 this evening. The Iroquois Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater Road in Iroquois Park. Further information can be found at the Amphitheater’s website.

Image: Internet Movie Database

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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