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
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…
At one point one of the cars is knocked out with some kind of sleeping gas. So the cars actually breathe?
What is wrong with Pixar?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Well, it's visually gorgeous at least. There are scenes where the detail, especially the cityscapes/backgrounds are quite possibly some of Pixar's best work to date.
Some cool little jokes in the background too.
But the story manages to be both convoluted and boring at the same time. Could barely stay awake. Entirely lacked heart, easily my least favorite Pixar flick to date.
It seems pretty obvious it was only shat out because the toy sales for Cars stuff are insane. Sure, that's why Disney makes a movie/sequel but we all hope for more from Pixar!
On par with it's predecessor.
From the day Pixar announced this film, it felt like Pixar's first blantant cash grab. Besides the ongoing Toy Story films, of all the films they could make a sequel to, why Cars? Easy: After "Disney Princesses", Cars is the biggest merchandising moneymaker for the company. They essentially made a play for the Hot Wheels demographic, and largely succeeded. So while Cars didn't need a sequel, they were going to make one anyway, if only to sell more toys and other merchandise.
So how do you follow up a successful film? Why, completely switch genres of course! Oh, and make the main character a supporting one and instead feature the most annoying one! Yeah, this is now a spy flick,…
Dazzling animation, a compelling and conscious plot and good voice acting combine for another stellar Pixar entry.
I didn't enjoy the first Cars movie as much as other Pixar movies, so I didn't watch this when it was released. However I've been watching all Pixar movies with my kids, so it was time for Cars 2.
I must say I'm glad it wasn't completely like the first movie. I actually liked the spy angle of this movie. The first scene in particular was great, I loved all the inventive gadgets the spy car had. And there's actually a decent mystery in this story, and I loved the way Mater solved it.
As for the Mater/McQueen relationship, it wasn't too bad but also a bit too "educational".
Overall a surprising movie.
While I appreciate the James Bond-style action and the nice animation, this film fails dramaticly, emotionally, and worst of all, comedically.
"That's funny right there."
No, no it's not Mater. You fucking dick.
Brightly coloured and plenty of bang for your buck. I've fallen asleep the first three attempts at watching this, but managed to stay awake through this, says it all....
Cars 2 is well known as Pixar's first critical failure. After their successful run of critically and financially successful animated films, Cars 2 was released to poor reception from critics (and some fans). While the film is indeed one of Pixar's weaker efforts, I personally think it doesn't quite deserve the harsh criticism it has received.
I remember seeing the film alone back in 2011, entering the cinema expecting to see a cash-in with pointless action scenes and an uninspired story, but I was somewhat surprised. The action scenes were very well done and a blast to watch, they really kept the film at a reasonable pace. As with their other films, the character animation was fantastic and the scenery…
I don't remember the first film overly well, but this sequel makes me question whether I even liked it at all. It was all rather bland.