Based on the cast list alone, I would be excited about this movie. Billy Connelly, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane - I would see any of these actors in any project whatsoever. So I have big hopes that this will be a good one.
The wizards over at Pixar seem to be deriving some new concoction to pry your inner child away from you. There's just something about Pixar's story-telling that stands head and shoulders above the rest in their class. I'm sure they won't disappoint here either.
I agree, Cars is terrible. I know not to expect anything until the film comes out. I didn't expect anything at all from Ratatouille and that became one of my favorites. Likewise, the Cars 2 trailer made the movie appear to be 20x better than it actually was...
Hey, I'm the only person who didn't like Up. (But the opening sequence was brilliant and heart breaking.) I didn't like Ratatouille either. On the other hand, I thought Incredibles looked dumb until I saw it. I think that movie is one of the best superhero movies ever made.