It is finally opening weekend of the long-awaited Cars 2!
Do you know what that means? That we purchased tickets, of course!
For the first time, we used Fandango to order our tickets. Fandango allows you to purchase tickets before showtime. On opening weekend, this is pretty exciting because we won’t have to worry about showing up to the theater to find the movie already sold out.
We found Fandango to be very user-friendly. I’ll walk you through our experience to show you just how easy it was. You can also view our entire online shopping experience on Intersect.
Sunday finally arrived, and it was time to head out to our afternoon showing of Cars 2. We were standing in line, and then realized that there was a special window to go to if you had purchased on Fandango. In just a few moments, we had tickets, a complimentary Cars 2 sticker book, and were on our way into the theater.
This was Raileigh’s third visit to the theater. She was really good for the first half of the movie. She excitedly yelled out a few character names, but so did every other kid in the theater. About halfway through the movie, she started having a rough time. I think she was just tired, and it was my fault for picking a mid-afternoon show time. She didn’t disturb anyone else around us, though, which was good.
Now, for the actual movie. Did we like it? Yes! Was it as good as the original Cars movie? Not even close. I am a self-proclaimed die-hard Cars fan. It is my absolute all-time favorite movie. So, maybe my expectations were a bit too high.
I enjoyed seeing a bit more action from Mater. Cars 2 definitely focuses more on his character. However, for me, the movie just didn’t have the sparkle that the original one did. I also missed seeing Doc Hudson aka the Hudson Hornet. His character was voiced by Paul Newman. He passed away since Cars was originally released. So, Doc Hudson passed away as well.
After saying all of this, I still think that Cars 2 is a must see. If you have little ones who are into Cars, Lightning McQueen, and Mater, then they will enjoy seeing their friends on the big screen again. Plus, there are definitely some new characters that I really liked.
If you purchase your Cars 2 tickets on Fandango, you will get a FREE itunes download. It is a short 7 minute movie featuring Mater. I have to tell you– it’s a really cute little movie!
I was glad that Fandango allowed us to make sure we would have tickets when we arrived at the theater. There are some other big movies arriving in theaters this summer, and Fandango would definitely be the way to go if you want to make sure the movie doesn’t sell out without you getting tickets first. Here is a short list if upcoming releases for the summer. Remember to order your tickets to these movies through Fandango:
- Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon- June 29
- Monte Carlo- July 1
- Zookeeper- July 8
- Winnie the Pooh- July 15
- Captain America- July 22
Do you have a must see movie on your list this summer? GREAT news! Fandango wants to send one lucky reader and their friend to a movie this summer. That’s right– one reader is going to win a pair of tickets to a movie of their choice from Fandango!
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