“Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and the stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer).”
I was so excited to see Cars 2. I love all of Pixar’s movies. Although it is not the best film that Pixar has made, I have to say that I really had a fun time watching Cars 2.
There were many things that I liked about Cars 2. I loved how fantastic the animation looked. At the beginning of the movie, the Pixar logo talks about how it is their 25th year anniversary. Pixar has come a long way and they are just getting better. I am blown away by how amazing their movies look and sound and I am excited to see how much better they look in the future.
Another thing I loved was the voice casting. I thought that casting Michael Caine as Finn McMissile, the British super spy car, was perfect! There is no one else that I could have imagined for this role. Larry the Cable Guy was just awesome again as Mater. This film really focuses on Mater and his story. Mater is hilarious again this time around and provides a majority of the laughs during the movie.
I thought that the storyline of being in super spy cars was a very fun idea. I had fun seeing what new gadgets the cars would be using on each adventure in the movie. I will say that one thing that did disappoint me was that this movie did not really hit me as emotionally as some of the other Pixar’s films had. I cried in Toy Story 3, Up, and even in Wall-E. I remember leaving the theater thinking about how I had emotionally connected with the movie. I did not feel this way about Cars 2. I had fun and really did enjoy myself but I did not emotionally connect with this one.
So overall, if you are looking for a great family movie, Cars 2 is definitely one not to skip! Make sure you get to the theater on time. The short on the front of this film is a Toy Story cartoon titled Hawaiian Vacation and believe me, it is not one you will want to miss! It is awesome!
Cars 2 gets bragging rights!
Cars 2 races into theatres everywhere today in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D! Cars 2 is rated G.
**I attended a screening of Cars 2 in RealD3D for this review.