REVIEW: CARS 2
racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the
incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of 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 (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field
spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer). Mater’s
action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through
the streets of Japan and Europe , trailed by his friends and
watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a
colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and
international racing competitors.
REVIEW: Similar to what happened with the first film Cars 2 will be criticized and trash as its predecessor was back in 2006. For me the first Cars film wasn’t Pixar’s best in terms of animation, however it delivered a strong message for its viewers that made the film worth watching.
In Cars 2 is palpable that filmmaker John Lasseter wanted to
shut the mouth of the critics of the first film by presenting one of Pixar’s best animation. From the first to the last scene Cars 2 provides eye popping animation that ones again separates Pixar from all it competitors. I would think that even in 2D the film will look gorgeous.
What is noticeable in Cars 2 is seen Lightning Mcqueen take a step back in the main story as the film’s main character, instead is Mater who became the main focus in this sequel. I found this approach acceptable. Just like in the prequel Mater seems to be the character capable of developing deeper connection with the audience. Let’s see what fans of Lightning Mcqueen have to say about it.
The action takes a whole new level in Cars 2, excited car chases, unbelievable escapes, plenty of James Bond type action making the film highly entertaining. The action plus Mater’s humor makes the film a good choice this summer, however the main problem with the film is its failure to clearly deliver its message. It seems like the filmmakers got caught up with so much action that the message got lost in the process.
The popular question when it comes to sequels is
"Was the second film better than the first one?" In this case is a big YES!
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