Talk about a studio that has fallen off a bit...but, that doesn't mean that they haven't made some gems. Hell,…
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.
Well it's barely better than Brave, so there's that!
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
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…
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…
The cars are spies. Why are the cars spies?
I don't believe the first CARS film was financially motivated, it seemed to be a product of one of John Lasseter's passions the same way TOY STORY was. He likes cars and racing, it's a simple, childish love and came across as a simple, childish film made with love.
With CARS 2 I can start to see where the cynicism is coming from. It's barely about racing anymore, which seemed to be the logical thing that cars would do in their own world. Spies though? I probably shouldn't question it, this is a movie made for five-year-olds. It has tons of kids humour like mistaking wasabi for ice cream and jokes…
At one point one of the cars is knocked out with some kind of sleeping gas. So the cars actually breathe?
I think it's impossible for me to hate a Pixar film, but this is probably the closest I'll get.
Beautifully detailed and imaginative animation. Unfortunately supporting a disappointing and not very imaginative story.
I remember so little about 'Cars 2' other than just being disappointed despite seeing the film for free and going in with zero expectations to begin with. Pixar saw an opportunity to milk the cow here and they took it, and that's fine. A lot of films over the years have been made first and foremost because it's a profitable property, but a lot of them still ended up being enjoyable. 'Cars 2' is not one of those movies. It's just a mess, even with the inclusion of Michael Caine. Like I said, I didn't have any expectations but I still thought the movie was deplorable.
I totally agree with Chris Stuckmann on this movie. Ightning McQueen, teamed with Mater, goes on an international tour to race some of the fastest cars in the world. This movie sucks with out no doubt, the movie felt boring and it lacks on the story which is a disappoint.
Well it's barely better than Brave, so there's that!
I've heard so much about how bad this movie is that I'm actually surprised that it didn't stink to high heavens. It was pretty good, to be honest.
There is no way to fault Cars 2 on a technical level. The amount of detail in this stunning animation is absurdly gorgeous. Having said that, everything else is terrible.
This 2011 American computer-animated comedy film is the sequel to the 2006 film ‘Cars’ and directed by John Lasseter. Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Sir Michael Caine, Eddie Izzard and Emily Mortimer provide the voices.
British Intelligence agent Finn McMissile (Caine) is investigating the suspicious actions of notorious German Professor Zundapp (Thomas Kretschmann) and activity involving oil refineries and a new eco-friendly fuel called Allinol.
Meanwhile Sir Miles Axlerod (Izzard), the inventor of Allinol, holds a World Grand Prix to show how beneficial his fuel is to the environment and economy, and invites Piston Cup champion Lightning McQueen (Wilson) to participate. Along with his best friend Mater (Cable Guy), he attends the races in Tokyo, Monte Carlo and London.…
I can't decide if this movie was bad or not. We don't really see much of Lightning McQueen, it's mostly just Mater and he is a likable character don't get me wrong but sometimes it was just ahhhhh.
Also over kill with the "be yourself".
- Toy Story
- The Incredibles
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The Reluctant Dragon
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In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…
- Juno and the Paycock
- The Ladykillers
- Wee Willie Winkie
Even the best directors have their off days.
What films am I missing?