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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.
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?
Pixar is famous for their massive talent for making quality animated films that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. From the streets of Paris in Ratatouille to the offices in Monsters Inc., Pixar is better than good at what they do and they do it very well. But with their most recent efforts, they have been lacking in quality each time a film is released by them and one of those films is Cars 2.
I vaguely remember liking the first Cars, when it released in 2006. But looking back on it, the film didn't seem to have that same Pixar feeling to it that their other films had. And now with…
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".
To be honest, even know I love Disney and Pixar to pieces this was an extremely poor showing on there part. The story was boring when it should of been fun due to it starring fan favourite Mater. But it just dragged and was overall a disappointment.
For as many glaring problems as this film has, including its existence, there's still some fun spy action that one can watch without fear of having to think.
I was surprised how much I liked the first and surprised how disappointed I was in this one. I liked the idea of the spy stuff, but the story is never quite as much fun as I expected.
Slightly better than the first Cars movie, but still the 2nd least effective Pixar movie.
The worst thing a film can be is boring. Even films with horrendous dialogue, poor camera work, and just general shittiness can still be entertaining in the spectacle of how bad they are. And I was really hoping Cars 2 would fall into that category.
But no. The truth is that Cars 2 is boring as fuck. At nearly two fucking hours it's like a mish-mashed compilation of Cars short films starring Mater with a thin plot stretched in between them.
There's no excitement. Yes, in a film about racing and spies, there is no goddamn excitement. Scenes start, continue, and end on the same level of energy. Nothing is surprising. Nothing is suspenseful. The last 20 minutes could have…
- Toy Story
- The Incredibles
- Juno and the Paycock
- The Ladykillers
- Wee Willie Winkie
Even the best directors have their off days.
What films am I missing?
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The Reluctant Dragon
(Last Updated: 4 March 2014)
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