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Movie Reviews from an Urban Planning Perspective – Cars (2006)

Because it is possible to watch a movie incorrectly.


Popular culture offers a glimpse into the context of its creator. In the film, repeat viewings reveal that one of the most important elements is the setting, without which the story might not have enough context to be compelling. This becomes especially apparent after your three-year-old insists that you watch Cars for the fifth time in a row. Contrary to popular belief, Cars (2006) is not a story about a race car’s journey of self-discovery. Instead, it is a story that contains... Read more

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