Updated: My initial review may be have been a little harsh - it was better than most of the movies I saw this year, but, sorry, those Pixar jokers set the bar high; not my fault if they can't get over it.
I saw Cars this weekend. Surprised as I am to admit this, it was kind of dull. I liked it better the first time I saw it, when it was called Doc Hollywood (and even then, it wasn't that good :P).
My kids loved it, so that's good - but usually, from Pixar at least, I expect some serious entertainment myself.
Not so much.
The characters were engaging (and engagingly performed), but the plot sort of ploddingly sauntered - ironic, given its a movie about speed - to its politically correct conclusion.
At a technical level, at least, it was stunning. Visually, it was as beyond "Toy Story" as "Toy Story" was beyond cel animation. The casual rightness of the road repair scenes, among others, was impressive - though I suspect that might not be evident to most until you watch your next "3D" film by way of comparison.