DVD: Cars 2

By admin
12 December 2011

Animated adventure. 2011.

104 min. Voices: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine.

Director: John Lasseter.

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Rating: 3/5

Animated films usually work on two levels: kids enjoy the bright colours and cute characters and grown-ups appreciate the clever plot and witty jokes.

But this movie is a rare misstep for CG animation stalwart Pixar – while the animation is without fault and the vistas of world cities breathtaking, the plot is overly complicated and the jokes mostly fall flat.

The world of Cars doesn’t make sense (if there aren’t any people, who built all these vehicles?) but kids won’t care as they enjoy the spectacle of Lightning McQueen (voiced by Wilson) and his best buddy, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), travelling around the world and getting caught up in a convoluted spy game about eco-friendly fuel.

Mater’s naivety starts to get on your nerves after a while and too many drawn-out, talky scenes could bore adults and kids, but the action on the race track should get your engine revving.

Bonus: Featurettes.

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