Cars 2 and Fandango with Giveaway

We took the boys to see Cars 2 today. They’ve been chomping at the bit to see this movie, ever since they heard it was coming out, especially Jaden. He is a HUGE fan of Cars; in fact, a day doesn’t go by that he’s not playing with his cars.

In order to go see the movie, we had to buy tickets, but thanks to Fandango, we didn’t have to wait in any lines; in fact, I was able to order our tickets right from my iPhone (Android works too). Using the Fandango Mobile App, I was able to order the tickets for the movie, purchasing them right on my phone, no printing involved.

This works great if you’re out and about and want to check movie times or just skip the lines. Once we got to the theater, we went right in to the kiosk, swiped our credit card, and printed our tickets. That was it! It was so easy! I would definitely do this again just to avoid the crowds. Check out our experience here.

So, what did I think about the movie? Hmmmm….eh….I’m a bit so-so on it, honestly. While I love, love, love these characters, I felt the movie was a bit slow in the beginning. They traveled in the movie to places like Paris, Italy, etc., so it wasn’t set in Radiator Springs, which kinda took away a bit of the quaintness of the movie. The characters from Radiator Springs weren’t really in the whole movie, but I won’t say anymore because I’m not writing a spoiler here. Ok, so there was a bit of violence, especially for young children; however, my kids are so into superhero movies and all that it really didn’t bother them. Lightning McQueen and Mater were every bit as lovable as usual; Owen Wilson is the PERFECT McQueen (he’s just awesome), and then you have Larry the Cable Guy playing Mater (they could not have a better actor playing Mater; he is fantastic!). The message behind the movie is so good; it’s all about friendship and how important it is to safeguard that friend to friend relationship.

My boys loved the movie. Jaden ran out of snacks about halfway through, so he got a bit restless, but then the action really kicked in, and he was all eyes and ears. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend you use Fandango to purchase your tickets. You can order in advance; for our normal theater, I was able to see up to a week in advance; another theater showed more than a week in advance. There is a small fee, $1.25 per ticket, but the perks with Fandango, as mentioned in the video above, are well worth it. It’s so easy, fast, and convenient.

Right now, when you purchase tickets on Fandango, you get a free iTunes download. Who doesn’t love free music? In fact, there are some awesome movies either out or coming out really soon, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon (came out 6/29) and my personal favorite that I canNOT wait to see, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (coming out 7/15). You can see more releases on Fandango’s website.

The great news is that we’re giving away one pair of tickets from Fandango to a MamaBuzz reader! You can enter to win by doing one or more of the following; just be sure to leave a separate comment for each way that you enter. I’ll draw the winner, via random.org, on Friday, July 22. This giveaway is open to U.S. only (void where prohibited). Good luck, and have a wonderful day! #gocars2

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Mel Lockcuff

Mel is a wife and homeschool mom to 2 boys, as well as a lifestyle and travel blogger residing in Northwest Arkansas. Mel is also the founder of MamaBuzz Media. You can find Mel on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter @MamaBuzz, or contact her via email at info@mamabzz.com.

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