Or Maybe The Machines Just Don’t Need Human Batteries Anymore

To watch McQueen and the other cars motor along the film’s highways and byways without running into or over a single creature is to realize that, in his cheerful way, Mr. Lasseter has done Mr. Cameron [director of The Terminator] one better: instead of blowing the living world into smithereens, these machines have just gassed it with carbon monoxide.

– from Manohla Dargis’ NYT review of Matrix 4: Cars