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.
09 Feb Cars 2 (2011)
You can see Pixar being as Disney-fied at the same time Disney gets Pixar-ated. In this case, the experiments in a spatial camera all go away while the cartoon becomes an ordinary 3D production. And there’s too much story.
It is a kid‘s movie, so you have to have some ‘finding yourself‘ theme, hammered more bluntly than usual for Lassiter. It starts with a noir setup; random guy gets swept up in world dynamics that jerk him around (for the benefit of the audience). This is leavened by an ‘Inspector Gadget‘ overlay, basically to stretch things out.
It may work for kids, since there is a lot of motion, but it is a bad movie.
Posted in 2011
Ted’s Evaluation — 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.