In which I rank Pixar's movies from best to worst.
June 20, 2010

Finding Nemo
Monsters, Inc.
Toy Story 3
WALL-E
Toy Story
Up
Toy Story 2
A Bug's Life
The Incredibles
Ratatouille
Cars

Their next movie is CARS 2 FUCK NO.

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zippdementia zippdementia - June 20, 2010 (10:44 PM)
My own ranking would be something like this:

Toy Story
WALL-E
Up
Finding Nemo
Ratatouille
Monsters, Inc.
Toy Story 2
The Incredibles
A Bug's Life

I can't include Cars or Toy Story 3 because I haven't seen them but I GODDAMN hated A Bug's Life. I thought Antz was a much more clever treatment of a similar subject and Iron Giant, which I believe came out around the same time, beat the pants off of both of them... though it has little to do with the topic at hand except that it's great.

My main problem with most Pixar films is that they throw away their villains' characters. Up and The Incredibles are the best/worst examples of this.

Up is one of my favorite Pixar films but I can't stand that the villain is just a throw-away. He had a great back story that was begging for him to find redemption and acceptance back into the world he had left behind, the world he felt he had let down. There was a chance for an ending that was as touching as the opening and they threw it away.

But damn... there's no arguing with that opening.

And Toy Story is untouchable. It's the most innocent and "independent" of their films. It breaks a lot of rules in a lot of good ways and while it may be a little cutesy compared to some of the heavier emotions seen in WALL-E and Up, it's still an amazing film.

The Incredibles angers me because it upholds the White Class Majority social status quo to a ridiculous degree without even realizing that it's doing that.
Halon Halon - June 20, 2010 (11:13 PM)
I'd rank them (didn't see Up or Toy Story 3 yet):

Toy Story
Monsters, Inc.
WALL-E
The Incredibles
Toy Story 2
A Bug's Life
Ratatouille
Finding Nemo
Cars

for some reason I didn't care for Finding Nemo at all. Also interesting that Cars 2 is the next Pixar film considering no one liked the first one.
zippdementia zippdementia - June 21, 2010 (01:07 AM)
Merchandise, baby. When times are hard, turn back to products that McDonalds was willing to endorse.

Toy Story 3 didn't do as well as they thought it would. Shrek 56 won out in both terms of tickets and merchandising.
joseph_valencia joseph_valencia - June 21, 2010 (11:19 AM)
"Up" and "Ratatouille" trump all! I love "A Bug's Life," too. That's one of their movies that doesn't get enough love, I think.

Speaking of sequels, it sucks that they cancelled "Newt." I was looking forward to that movie, but it seems we'll be getting "Monsters 2" instead. :-/
Suskie Suskie - June 21, 2010 (07:34 PM)
I don't get what all the fuss is about regarding Ratatouille; it's gorgeous and still better than most animated films, but nowhere near as funny, clever or heartfelt as most of Pixar's other films. Up is definitely, erm, up there, though it felt just a little too overstuffed to really rank among their absolute top efforts.

On the other hand, Monsters, Inc. is criminally underrated.
zippdementia zippdementia - June 21, 2010 (11:37 PM)
I actually hate most of Ratatouille... but the ending, where the morose critic finds happiness again, is very powerful and will always keep me watching the film to see it.

Thus, because one scene makes me watch a movie I otherwise dislike (and I can go into all the detailed technical and script-writing reasons, if you really wish), I rank it highly.
True True - June 22, 2010 (01:02 AM)
The thing about Pixar is that I don't think they've ever made a "good" movie. Each and every one--even they're short films--are great. Even those on the lower end are phenomenal, and miles above any other animation movie. I'm not a huge fan of Finding Nemo, but that's simply based on this fear I have of the ocean.

I think my favorite would have to be Wall-E or Toy Story 2, just because those two seemed to have the most depth and character development.

Though I'm not sure why Cars gets such a negative response. Owen Wilson is slightly irritating, but I thought it had a good message and was incredibly original.
- - - June 22, 2010 (12:25 PM)
Wall-E is my favourite. Not seen Up or Toy Story 3 yet, though.

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