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Cars 2 in Disney Digital 3D

Rated G 113 min. 2011



Cars 2 is not bad so much as it is, well, pedestrian. In this sequel to Pixar's hugely successful 2006 film, the conflict is between oil interests and alternative fuel advocates. But it's a red herring, devoid of any broader environmental context. Instead of embracing the sort of life-informed storyline that Pixar usually excels at, the film foists a muddled espionage thriller with enough CG racing sequences shoehorned in to keep the kiddies interested. Unfortunately, when your plot revolves around an animated, gearhead version of a mediocre James Bond movie, you're ultimately left with just a mediocre James Bond movie. So it is that in June of the year 2011, a quarter-century after its founding, Pixar Animation Studios finally made an average, mundane movie. It's guilty of being a prosaic, pun-filled film with lots of commotion but little sense or soul. In light of Pixar's sterling track record, we'll let them slide this time. Just don't let it happen again.

Film Credits

Official Site: disney.go.com/cars

Director: John Lasseter and Brad Lewis

Writer: Ben Queen

Producer: Denise Ream

Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna and Peter Jacobson

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