Cars might be the worst of the Pixar movies, but let’s be real – even the worst Pixar movie is better than 90% of all current animated movies. I wouldn’t put Cars on the same level as a furry wet dream like Alpha and Omega. So I’m not super-pumped for Cars 2, but this Pixar we’re talking about. They’ve made me laugh and cry, those brilliant bastards, so maybe they can even get me to like a Cars movie.
The news that Pixar director/darling John Lasseter (Toy Story) will cameo in Cars 2 is interesting to me for a few reasons: 1. The character he’s playing is named John Lassetire, which I’m told is a clever pun, but I don’t get it at all. What’s a “Lassetire?” It’s like solving the DaVinci Code, you guys. 2. The 1-line cameo was dreamed-up by producer Denise Ream (heh heh – Ream), who was inspired by George Lucas’ cameo in Revenge of the Sith. Dear Lord, this is what she’s talking about. Not sure that piece of info bodes well for the film. 3. This car that’s supposed to be John Lasseter looks like… well, a car. I guess making cars look like actual people is tough stuff, even for the best animators in the business. (AP via Cinema Blend)