Tuesday, June 28, 2011

#GoCars2 Movie Review and Fandango Movie Ticket Giveaway

Poster art for "Cars 2."

This weekend we had the joy of seeing Cars 2. We've been waiting for months for this to come out because we loved the first Cars! Also, we knew it was coming out on Tyler's birthday weekend! We were offered an opportunity to see Cars 2 using Fandango this weekend.

You can watch the trailer here http://www.fandango.com/cars2_119583/movieoverview

I ordered our tickets the day before because I wanted to avoid any lines at the theater and I wanted to make sure we got the showing that we wanted. I used the Fandango app on my android, it was really easy!
  • I chose my date
  • Time
  • How many
  • Entered my payment info. Done!

I was given the option to send the confirmation to my phone and to my email. Once it was sent to my email, I had the option to print it or just bring the confirmation number with me. I decided to take the print out with me, we took it right inside to give to the ticket counter and we were in! It was really simple and we avoided the lines. You can see more about my ordering experience here:

We went on Saturday evening, to watch the Cars 2 movie in 3D at our nearest Fandango Theater. The "short" before the movie was Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation.
This was definitely a cute short film, about Ken and Barbie's dream vacation with all of the Toy Story favorite characters.

As for Cars 2, we LOVED it! I thought I would be on the fence because typically, second movies have a hard time competing with the first movie when it was such a big hit. This movie had so much action, it kept the kids engaged and me too. The plot involves Lightning McQueen competing in the World Cup, along for the ride are his favorite buds including Mater. While in Europe, Mater finds himself wound up in a spy plot. I think Mater was the best character in this movie, he was extremely funny and stole the show.

When the movie was over, I asked the kids which Cars movie they preferred and they said they loved this one much more than the first. My son said he can't wait for it to come out on DVD!

You can get in on some Cars fun with Fandango by participating in the #GoCars2 Twitter party!
Twitter Party - June 30, 2011, 9 pm EST.
RSVP Here: http://couchcritics.us/2011/06/fandango-cars-2-twitter-party/
Prizes include movie tickets, gift cards and Cars prize packs!
Check out this offer from Fandango: buy your tickets on Fandango and get a FREE iTunes download

I've been given the opportunity to give away two tickets to any Fandango movie! Just leave a comment below telling me why you and your family want to see this movie OR telling me your review of the movie.

Fandango tickets to nearly 65% of the theaters enabled for online ticketing and 80% of the country lives within 20 miles of a Fandango theater. Please indicate in your post/giveaway that the tickets are for “theaters available for ticketing on www.fandango.com or any of Fandango’s apps”.

Legal Stuff: This giveaway ends 7/8. One entry per person. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, all opinions are my own.


  1. We'd like to see this because we enjoyed the first Cars movie.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. Estreia McHaney RothJune 29, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    My family and I want to see the new Cars 2 movie because it is kid friendly AND the adults will enjoy it too. Our 2 year old son is finally able to sit still long enough to enjoy a movie in a theatre. We think this movie would be a good 1st for him to see!

  3. I'd love to take the hubby and kiddos because they adored the first! Thanks!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  4. Estreia McHaney RothJuly 31, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Was a winner chosen yet? I see the contest was supposed to end on 7/8. I was just wondering, I know I forget to put an e-mail address on my comment :{ Sorry.