The incomparable tow truck Mater Star & racecar Lightning McQueen take their friendship to new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the worlds fastest car.
The incomparable tow truck Mater Star & racecar Lightning McQueen take their friendship to new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the worlds fastest car. less
“The unnecessary twists & turns in the plot and below average 3D effects are a big turnoff. But for being a visually stunning piece of animation, Cars 2 gets a paisa-vasool status.”
Pixar is one studio that consistently gives one good film after another. So it is understandable that one or two might be a little off the mark. Dont get me wrong. Cars 2 is a visual delight, but it lacks the brilliance of say Wall E or Ratatouille.
First up, this new trend of releasing films in 3-D seems to be a big stumbling block in the viewing experience. The pain of wearing the geekish glasses and getting used to that whirling feeling in your head with not much value add overall gets my goat. Still Cars 2 has some wonderful scenes, especially the racing sequences. They really lift the film. But I dont get the fact that for a few minutes of pleasure, why I have to wear the god awful glasses for the whole two hours. Maybe they should just have only the great scenes in 3-d with signs in the middle saying awesome 3-d scenes coming up.
Ok lets not digress. Cars 2 has a simple storyline. Lightening McQueen (Owen Wilson) is back on the racing track fighting Francesco an Italian hotshot, fossil fuel shortage and an unknown evil villain hell bent on destroying the best cars in the world. There is a running espionage track and Michael Caine as the ageing British spy Finn McMissile is spot on. But Larry The Cable Guy as McQueens simpleton friend Mater is the reel and real hero in Cars 2. The plot too is simple with many twists and turns (some even unnecessary) but the setting grows on you, especially after seeing the Japanese geisha cars. John Lassester take a bow.
As Finn McMissile says in one scene I m British Intelligence and Mater replies back saying I m Average Intelligence, well this one is definitely above average.