Cars 2 Reviews
However I think Pixar took it too far. I have seen some graphic films but with this being a "children's" film, I certainly wasn't expecting it! The whole spy ring thing obviously needs "bad guys" and tension to be realistic (which everything, even kids' films, must be!) Tying Mater up, Holly and McMissle almost being killed by a clock, and even the bomb on Mater (sorry for spoilers!) can be explained because nothing happens. But the constant explosions of cars (killing them in some instances) and particularly one scene where a poor car is tortured for information before finally being incinerated is going WAY too far! I was disturbed by it. Also the creative ways that liquor is replaced by various automotive fluids, while probably cute to most adults, puts a bad idea in youngster's heads. Where this film, unlike the original, lacks in sexual/relational innuendos (although a couple quotes "tow the line"), it makes up for in many other ways.
The underlying story is sweet, the characters are as lively as ever, the action is generally good and enough to keep a little boy mesmerized. A little less graphic content and this movie would be perfect. 3/5 stars and keep a parent close by, is my rating.
To fasten or to deny
Who tow the mate?
You may break airline
Where shall research nod?
No service will vanquish
Pester along elevator
Una secuela absolutamente innecesaria, que aún contando con momentos divertidos, no roza siquiera la esencia que se podía rescatar de la primera entrega.
The whole race around the world thing was very interesting however and could have been something really cool. Looking at some of the unused material for the movie, Pixar had ideas to add in rally, endurance and forest racing. This combined with the races we saw would have been better than the spy stuff by far.
The movie is beautiful to look at though and I loved the international racers. Francesco was a hoot! And Carla was really cool looking. It's a pity there wasn't a bigger mix of genders in the racers but that's Pixar's choice, and so their fault for that issue.
For all it's faults though, the movie is amusing and it does make kids laugh. My nephew and nieces found it very amusing and isn't that what this movie is meant to do? Make kids happy. It's just a pity the movie focuses on Mater and not Lightning or racing. Still good though and not disappointing like the Cars 3.