Cars (2006) in Movie Ratings & Reviews Posted 15 Jun 2006 · Report post I am in agreement with you, Stephen. The visuals were absolutely stunning, but the story was lacking in comparison to Toy Story, The Incredibles or Monsters, Inc.. The film was enjoyable, very cute, but not up to Pixar's standards. The children I saw the film with adored it and entertained us by racing each other around the playground, complete with engine noises, afterwards. I have to admit I am a fan of Larry the Cable Guy (I'm from the South, sue me) and loved his lovable redneck tow truck character. I was also quite tickled by the (small) cameos from Tom and Ray Magliozzi from NPR's Car Talk as the owners of Lightning's sponsor company.