Excerpt: Lightning McQueen has become a succesful racing car but hasn’t forgotten his roots in small-town Americana. After yet another racing season, Lightning returns home to spend some time with his friend Mater and his girlfriend Miss Sally.
Excerpt: In 1995 Disney’s Pixar released their movie “Toy Story” and the rest, as they say, is history. The Pixar line of films has generated billions of dollars in revenue and has created some of the most entertaining films of the last fifteen years.
Excerpt: The rule of animated sequels goes that the secondary comic relief takes over when going direct-to-video, otherwise the lead maintains narrative control. Rules, however, are meant to be broken. What’s odd is that Pixar did it, not the first shot in this Disney assault of milking the franchises.
Excerpt: I have to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to “Cars 2.” Nothing about the trailers interested me. They looked dull, I questioned the wisdom of turning the “Cars” franchise into a spy movie, and I honestly thought this could be Pixar’s first bomb.
Conclusion: 'Cars 2' is an entertaining spy thriller/comedy with reference quality HD video and 7.1 audio. The film itself is very good, but doesn't quite live up to the other Pixar films in terms of emotional investment.
Conclusion: Cars 2 may not set a new Pixar standard, but its 3D presentation does. Easily one of the best 3D experiences of the year, John Lasseter's somewhat misguided sequel looks absolutely astonishing (flaws and all), matches its breathtaking 3D visuals with a full-throttle DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround...
Conclusion: Cars 2 idles when it should barrel towards the checkered flag and Pixar, for perhaps the first time in its history, loses a race to other animation studios. (You can almost hear Dreamworks cry, "finally!
Summary: Lightning McQueen and Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in "Cars 2" when they head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix. 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...