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My first post ever to this site was the ranking of Pixar throughout the years.  The first Cars was in last place, with the main points suggesting a lack in innovation or imagination, despite having top notch animation.  So when I watched Cars 2, the first sequel to a Pixar movie after the beloved Toy Story franchise, I was ultimately disappointed for the same general reasons.  And even though I used the word disappointment, I can’t say in itself that Cars 2 was a bad movie, because in all reality it wasn’t bad for an animated movie.  In all honesty, it quite frankly beats most other animated movies in terms of story and animation itself.  For a Pixar movie however, it lacks the magic and storytelling that usually transcends me to a new world where I never want to let go.

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The only Woody Allen movie I have ever seen before this was Antz.  As a film enthusiast, one could label that as embarrassing or a sham.  One thing I’ve been recently trying to do is to follow every recommendation I get, so when a good friend recommended this movie to me, there wasn’t much I could do.  And being a Woody Allen amateur, I didn’t actually know where it would go because I didn’t know his style, trademarks, or storylines.  So there I sat, hesitant about the hour and half before me, expecting some sort of romantic comedy with some minor twist of some sort.  But instead, I was taken on a journey I will never forget, with quite possibly might be one of the best movies of the year.  And that being said, it is now my life goal to watch as many Woody Allen movies as I can if they are anything close to this one.

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