movies: cars 2

cars 2I've always said that the original Cars is the weakest of the Pixar movies from a story/plot perspective, but happily, the sequel, Cars 2 is much improved in that regard.

But in a lot of ways it's a sequel to the first movie in name only... yes, it's set in the same universe and yes it contains the same characters, but it's not a continuation of the story from the first one, it's pretty much a full 90 degree turn away from it.

It's a much less predictable story though, even if it doesn't have the same emotional depth that every other Pixar movie seems to have.

It is a gorgeous movie though... and they've taken the idea from the original movie about landscape and architecture inspired by the shapes of cars and car parts and given Japan, France, Italy and England a car themed makeover. It's definitely one of those movies that you'd have to watch more than once just to get all of the little details. I know that they added a "Car-ified" version of Gusteau's restaurant sign to one of the Paris scenes.

But it's safe to say that Michael Caine pretty much steals every scene he's in as British agent Finn McMissile.

All in all, it's very much a "boy" movie, and maybe a little sluggish in places but mostly enjoyable.

yani's rating: 3 magnetic tyres out of 5

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