Fast, furious and fun – Cars 2 burns up the screen with infectious, combustible energy and posits its adorable characters in a jet setting, global spy adventure story. Fans of the first movie will likely blow a gasket over this fast-paced and heartwarming story of friendship set against a backdrop of thrilling car racing action interspersed with cutthroat espionage drama.
Review by Pauline Adamek
Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and buffoon-y pal tow truck Mater (comedian Larry the Cable Guy) head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, staged 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-stakes, high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by suave master British super spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and the stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer).
Colorful, exciting and gorgeously designed, Cars 2 is loads of super-fast fun. While I thought the first movie was slightly better, this highly anticipated sequel launches the much-loved characters out of their comfort zone (the sleepy town of Radiator Springs) and into the global racing arena.Â Add a thrilling espionage storyline worthy of a Bond movie, plus a line-up of new car characters, and you definitely have a race trophy winner here. Directors John Lasseter and Brad Lewis and their hard-working team of animators and movie makers have assembled a marvelous movie for all ages.
Worth seeing in 3-D, Cars 2 is a must see movie this summer!