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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…
An OK sequel. Never boring, but not as funny and heartwarming as the first one.
Watching this again broke my heart.
Not a Fan
"I thought it was mint ice cream" matter
Better plot than the first one. Great cameos and background vehicles.
This is the last Pixar film I haven't seen and that is not a decision I regret.
The most amusing part about Cars was the idea of cars doing car things without humans (racing, getting lost and asking for directions, etc.), but you could probably replaces of the the cars in Cars 2 with humans and you'd still have exactly the same boring spy-thriller. And whether you think Mater is lovable or funny would be irrelevant to the fact he should not be the lead of a film.
Lightning McQueen, Mater and the gang are back for a globe-trotting go-round. Lightning is invited to participate in the first-ever World Grand Prix race whilst Mater gets mixed up with a couple of secret agent cars on a mission.
As usual, beautifully animated stuff, more action-packed than the first film, this is almost like an animated James Bond flick. Very cool, I think I may have liked it better than the first (or maybe I'm just sick of the first movie cuz my kids have watched it 100's of times...)
"Cars" is a movie that I will never say was bad. It's sequel, however, is what I can say is bad.
Ok, so the movie starts with some surprisingly good-looking animation, which is bar none the best part of the movie. The scenery is fantastic, and the backgrounds are a blast to look at. The races are tense and the action is incredibly stupid, but still fun and flashy.
Everything else is pretty average. The acting is good, the pacing is uneven, the ideas they do with cars are just somewhat funny with the exception of the Japanese toilet, but if a toilet joke is the best humor the movie has to offer, there's something clearly wrong.
The plot twist, while I didn't see it coming, isn't that shocking, and just adds a conclusion. It's forgettable. In fact, that's this movie! Forgettable. While the backgrounds are pretty, the foreground isn't.
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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