Of all the Pixar movies that we own on DVD (and we have most of them), Cars gets the most playtime. All 3 Dis Kids love the movie. The oldest Dis Kid (11 years old) likes the story and the music. The middle Dis Kid (4 years old) loves the characters. And the youngest Dis Kid (2 years old) loves the cars and racing scenes.
With that knowledge in hand you can see the "perfect storm" that is coming with the release of Cars 2. In the last 4 years we haven't been to the movies much as a family. My wife or I have taken the oldest Dis Kid to some movies individually, but all 5 of us have not seen a movie together. You parents of young kids understand why... Some movies just don't hold their attention. Add to the fact that we have 2 little ones, and the fact that my 2 year old has the energy level of a... 2 year old boy, and you can see why our movie viewing has been limited to our living room.
Cars 2 could change that trend. For the first time I can remember a movie is coming out that should not only keep all three of our Dis Kids interested, but Mom and Dad too. The only thing to worry about now will be keeping the screams of excitement down when the little ones see a new adventure for Lightning McQueen, Mater, and some of their favorite Cars characters. On top of that it looks like there will be some really cool new characters introduced as well! The screams from the 4 year old may shatter glass!
The only thing we have to do now is wait. I haven't seen a release date for Romania yet, so I have a feeling that we will be enjoying this movie on the open seas of the Mediterranean! You can bet your lunch money that Cars 2 will be one of the movies being featured in the Buena Vista Theater on board the Disney Magic cruise ship! That is one of the cool things about the Disney Cruise Line... They show first run movies on board, and often have premiers at sea. We enjoyed one of those on board a couple years back when we saw Ratatouille on board the Wonder!
One more thing to hope for... Maybe, just maybe, after it has been out a few months, we might be able to watch Cars 2 here in Bucharest at our drive in movie theatre... Now that would be a perfect storm!