‘Cars 2’ is the latest from Pixar, and is the sequel to the 2006 ‘Cars’. The two movies are much different but the successor is most likely to keep the same lineup of characters and maintains the concept of a world in which people exit and cars talk and have emotions. But as far as the feel and atmosphere is concerned, Cars 2 is promised to be a whole new experience (I Personally would suggest you watch it in 3D)
This animation movie stars the voices of Michael Caine, Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Emily Mortimer and is directed by John Lasseter and Brad Lewis.
The previous ‘Cars’ was a coming-of-age sentimental drama. An ambitious young car, Lighting McQueen (Owen Wilson) learned the lessons of life. But ‘Cars 2’ is a spy story taking place against an international background. Alive with incident and serious consequence as well as car gimmicks the movie is promising to be a great watch.
From the earlier ‘Cars’, the cars no longer seem to be earth bound, they no longer are heavy hunks of metal that can barely touch. The movie technology has remarkable improved to make these cars come to life! Giving the movie an expansive feel and hence making it a delight to watch.
Owen Wilson is back as Lightning McQueen, now established as one of the world's premier race cars. Larry the Cable Guy is the voice of the rusty tow truck, Mater, who becomes central to the story, and in shrewd ways. New to the scene is Michael Caine, as a car working for the British secret service, along with his assistant (Emily Mortimer). The British agent discovers that some kind of diabolical international conspiracy is afoot, and soon the players all converge on Europe, where a series of races will determine who is the fastest car in the world.
It is also interesting how despite it being an animated kid’s movie, ‘Cars 2’ pays special attention to locations. The movie travels to Paris, Italy and to London. Also it covers some legendary lemons of yesteryear - Gremlins, Yugos, Pacers - cars you might have regarded as forlorn or unlucky. Here they are playing the part of villains with chips on their shoulders. They are angry that no one makes parts for them anymore. The background music has a hint of 60’s era British spy movies.
Owen Wilson has a recognizable earnestness in his voice, and Larry the Cable Guy gets some of the best laughs. But the treat of "Cars 2" is Michael Caine, who seems quite at home in his car incarnation. If he were a car, this is precisely the kind of car he would be.
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