Review: Cars 2
I love Pixar movies. Every year I get excited waiting for the June release of the next big animation hit. When I heard this year that that movie would be Cars 2 I almost passed out. I, and every other big time Pixar movie lover, know that Cars is collectively the least favorite of the Pixar films. The big problem with Cars is the lack of compassion for the characters. I hated Owen Wilson, still do, along with the fact that the growth of the characters along with their strange windshield-eyes create a world I never really cared about.
Cars 2 throws that out the window. It might as well be called Cars 007 because this film is basically a James Bond movie with Cars. That formula, which feels hard to comprehend, especially with Larry the Cable Guy as the lead, is truly entertaining. The action scenes are beautiful and remind me of how much I love watching The Incredibles. They are stylized and gorgeous. Larry the Cable Guy is also not a bad voice actor either. His lines may cross the line too much into the fart and stupid jokes of his routine or from anyone below the Mason Dixon line, but it was all still enjoyable. His one liners will have kids rolling on the floor with laughter. The thing here is that this film feels like it was made for kids without adults in mind. The rest of the Pixar movies feel like they have a kid element that works for all ages. Cars 2 at most times works on all those levels, but at others leaves the adult mind a little bored.
Michael Caine and the other new additions to the cast really bring up the energy and the story of the film. However in the long run, this still feels like a kids movie more than a normal Pixar movie. Totally worth seeing! But yet you may have to turn off some of your brain power.
7.5 Cable Guys out of 10