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Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
From its groundbreaking debut in 1995 to its most successful film in 2010, Pixar Animation Studios released 11 feature-length films, almost all of which went on to garner them acclaim, love & respect from critics n viewers around the world, completely reinvented the animation industry in the process, and also turned this animation powerhouse into one of world cinema's finest.
But everything that has a beginning has an end & there's always a first time for all things. And Cars 2 marks something of a first for Pixar; it's their first critical failure which ultimately marks the end of the winning streak the studio had kept alive since its inception. However, what's even more disappointing is that they actually decided to make…
What an unbelievably lazy film.
I know, I know, you're gonna go all 'This wasn't made for you' on me, but I say to hell with that! I'm a 37 year old kid who loves animated movies, so I'm bloody certain it was made for me.
Shame on you, Pixar, shame on you
In preparation for the sequel I thought I'd give the first film another try after being underwhelmed by it on its original release and in truth I liked it even less. But Cars was still an okay film, just not comparable with Pixar's normally high standards. I'm sad to say that Cars 2 is the studio’s first flat out bad film.
Yes, the animation is absolutely stunning but this is the very least we should expect from a Pixar movie. Unfortunately, that is also all that is good about a film that seems solely made to shift more merchandise. The uninteresting spy plot dominates the film which provides two problems - too much screen time for Mater (he was bad…
It was inevitable that I eventually seeked out this one. This was the only Pixar film that I had yet to see and as a big fan of the studio, I needed to witness what many people considered their first complete misstep. Not to mention, it's one that I've avoided for years, and it's gotten to the point where I had to give in (a recent visit to the Cars Land section of one of Disney's theme parks certainly didn't help). So going into this, I hoped that it was going to be a disposable, but fun film that was more geared towards kids, in the way a lot of DreamWorks' animated films are. In a sense, I got most…
Well it's barely better than Brave, so there's that!
Jesus Christ, it reminds me of Fay Grim (2006)......
What a bizarre turn of bizarre events that came straight out from Bizarro world. I saw Cars 2 for the first time exactly one week after watching Hal Hartley's sequel to Henry Fool, called Fay Grim. And it suffers from exactly the same f***ing syndrome: an illusion of international espionage parody.
What's the use? What's the logic behind such decision? In what book is it stated that making a film with thought-provoking reflections, either metaphysical, earthly or heartwarming, and continuing it with a "comedic" international espionage twist is supposed to contribute ANYTHING to the story? I would only justify such attempt with independent or renowned filmmakers, as was the…
I didn't like Cars 1: I don't know why I thought I'd enjoy this. probably for the same reason the world felt like it needed this movie to exist to begin with.
I'm being overly harsh, of course, because if this were a Dreamworks picture it would be above-average. But Pixar, you can do so much better.
I actually don't hate it. If you begrudgingly accept the absurdity of the whole thing, it's actually quite entertaining.
But it still begs the question: This is Pixar. If they wanted to make a movie about secret agents, why didn't they just make a movie about secret agents? Or even better, jump start work on The Incredibles 2 instead of waiting another whole decade?
I could write essays about why this film was completely unnecessary. There was never a demand for this type of film, and certainly not one starring Mater of all the characters. The spy storyline is completely outrageous, and Lightning's story at the Grand Prix becomes the subplot. Almost none of the original characters make a lasting impact on the story, and the film manages to take what was enjoyable about the first film and throws it completely out the window. The jokes don't work, and the final race is really anti-climactic.
In short, Cars 2 is the prime example of what happens when a studio wants to sell more toys, but doesn't create a great product to justify doing so. It's not good.
As mentioned in my Cars review, I also like Cars 2.
[WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTT? Are you freakin stupid Movie King? That's the dumbest Pixar movie ever! Car spies and more Mater; please!!!]
Hey, imaginary cynical mental brain, will you shut up! I like it, OK? Is the movie necessary? No. Do I still believe that Pixar should have made The Incredibles 2 or Finding Dory much earlier? Heck yes, but considering I love the characters of the original Cars, I was willing to give th sequel an open mind, and even upon revisits (I own this film on Blu-ray by the way), I honestly don't think Cars 2 is the insufferable trash people are making it out to be.
What was done…
Please, please, give Cars 2 more love, along with the first one.
The hallmark of the Pixar films is the ability to emotionally connect with the characters and to connect with the principal relationship (Woody and Buzz, WALL-E and EVE, Sully and Mike, Carl and Russell, etc.) However, there's no ability to emotional connect with these characters or even for these characters to relate to each other. They are machines, and not even endearing machines.
Look at the machines that we can relate to/like; WALL-E, EVE, R2D2, C-3PO. They all have intangible human characteristics without having physical ones. They don't have mouths that move or eyes that show feeling. I think it's almost ironically making the machines act too much like people that destroys their novelty and charm; their likability. This is the main failing of the Cars movies, and I can't see a reason for Pixar to have made this film except for box office earnings.
Dude, who thought it'd be funny to put the comic relief from the last character, who was barely above the funny/rude line to begin with, as the main character?
Why does this movie exist?? AND they're making a second one. I got absolutely zero amusement from this movie (though I'm not really surprised).
While many people hate on this movie, I actually enjoyed it a lot more than the first one.
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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