Movie Review – Cars 2

Movie: Cars 2

Directed By: John Lasseter and Brad Lewis

Written By: Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, and Brad Lewis

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

For those millions of Cars fans, Cars 2 is a super cool bonanza – funnier, wittier, and a lot more thrilling than the first part, this movie is definitely worth their time and money. The tale is about international espionage, a highly respected eco-business tycoon who succumbs to cheap publicity for business needs, the ever-strengthening McQueen-Mater friendship, and as a sweet bonus, a girlfriend for Mater (wink!).

Racing super car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) finds himself plunging into the world grand prix that a business tycoon sponsors to showcase his alternative fuel Allinol. In the midst of proving to the world that he is the fastest car, and fending off rival Francesco Bernoulli’s (John Turturro) insults, he needs to keep a tab on his empty-at-the-head but good-at-the-heart chum Tow Mater (Larry the Cable Guy). Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer) from the British Intelligence are on a top-secret mission and how that falls in the line of the world grand prix, and how Mater turns a hero to everyone’s surprise, forms the storyline.

Graphics and animation efforts deserve special appreciation – the picturesque and memorable locales (Tokyo, Paris, Italy, and London) are dazzling and out of the world. These action and stunt sequences are not to be missed – the oil rig stunt in the beginning of the movie, the racing scenes, the airport chase with the split-second variations. The movie score by Michael Giacchino is a great add-on.

The only downside is that there is very little of my hero Lightning McQueen in the movie, but Mater more than makes up for it. A great movie!

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