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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
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…
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…
Christ, Pixar, what happened here? Has anyone, in the history of sentient thought, longed for an animated rendition of a James Bond flick? Which, instead of James Bond, stars a rusty redneck unwittingly caught up in international espionage? And on top of that, it's not just a rusty redneck, it's a damn tow truck, that happens to be rusty and a redneck as well. The idea of anthropomorphic automobiles was stretched thin enough with the original, this is just sad. Unbelievably lazy. I can't even fathom the long, step-by-step process that greenlit this. What were they thinking? A charmless cash-in, and hopefully the worst film Pixar will ever make.
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!
I'm going to upset a lot of people with my scoring of this film.
I LOVED IT!
I'm not going to lie, I probably am blinded by being the ultimate Pixar fanboy but damn this was a great movie! I had such a blast watching this, maybe it's because I was going into it expecting the worst film ever after seeing the hate, I was pleasantly surprised, I loved the action scenes, Pixar tried a lot of new things with this film and obviously it didn't work for most people but I loved it and do not believe this was just a cash grab, a lot of effort went into this film and I among a few others love and appreciate it, but I also appreciate you if you didn't enjoy it, film is subjective after all!
Eddie likes Mater a bit more than before so I thought it would be cool to show him this again. It's still not so good but I did notice this odd and creepy gag.
When Mater is walking around the markets in Paris he notices a boy car selling headlights. Except, this is the only car in the series that has eyes for headlights (like most animated cars but not in this movie). It was quite bizarre looking especially since they made the eyes somewhat real looking.
Anyway, kinda enjoyed that.
While the first Cars wasn't a great movie and at the time was definitely Pixar's worst I didn't hate it. Cars 2 was savaged upon its release but part of me was expecting to enjoy it to some degree considering that I found the first one alright. Here's the deal: Cars 2 straight up sucks.
From the get go they double down on things that made the first one awkward or annoying: the odd anthropomorphization of the automobiles to an extreme degree (specifically with them doing things like climbing structures, shooting guns, and traveling around inside other vehicles - it just feels wrong) and giving Mater and his truly obnoxious voice the spotlight for the whole film. On top of…
Best described as if the creators of Star Wars said, "Episode I wasn't as well-received as we might have liked. What if we made Jar Jar the star of the next one?" With a different lead, Cars 2 might have been a typical trite and mediocre kids film about always being yourself with an enjoyable enough espionage twist to the proceedings. But dealing with Larry the Cable Guy's shtick for two hours makes this one a slog.
someone should run over cars 3 before it's too late
#11 - Cars 2
- Mater being mistaken for a spy was pretty amusing
- Nice locations
- Somewhat enjoyable action sequences
- Contrived conflict between Mater and McQueen, based on a series of groan-worthy misunderstandings
- Mater quickly becomes obnoxious and grating, and is a poor choice for a main protagonist
- Lacks even the limited emotional resonance of the original
- Uninspired concept
- No interesting character arcs
Congratulations Pixar you've managed to make Larry the Cable Guy even more annoying. Mater is the absolute worst. I tolerated him in the original, but that's because I only got him in small doses. This is big misfire on Pixar's steller track record. The fact that there's a third film in development is extremely worrying.
Based on what I had read about this film previously, I was expecting this to be much worse than it was. And sure, it doesn't reach Pixar's very high standard of quality, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I think it's actually quite fun. The characters are likeable, and even Larry the Cable Guy didn't grate on me as much as I thought he would. Maybe I was just in the right frame of mind to watch it.
Yeah, it's as bad as people say it is.
Hey, it made a lot of toy money, so it's a success I guess.
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…