Friday, June 24, 2011

Review: Cars 2

Cars 2
Dir. John Lasseter & Brad Lewis
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: PG
Running Time: 113mins

That sound you hear is the screeching of breaks on the seemingly unstoppable Pixar express. After 15 years of peerless computer animation and cinematic magic, the Pixar juggernaut has come to a severe end with Cars 2. A follow-up to their 2006 charmer Cars, this year’s annual Pixar entry lacks everything that makes their movies so good. Missing the emotion, pathos and laughs (for anyone over the age of ten) Cars 2 places merchandising revenue over quality entertainment, with the film being excessive and overwrought in every department.

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It's not good. D+


jessica said...

I've long thought of Lassetter as a more workmanlike Pixar director. All of his movies since the original Toy Story (A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars and Cars 2) have been co-directed by others, (A Bug's Life was co-directed by Andrew Stanton, for instance), and the original Cars was my least favorite Pixar movie. He had nothing to do with Toy Story 3 (which was directed by Lee Unkrich, who also co-directed the 2nd Toy Story).

All of this is to say, that bad reviews for Cars 2 don't make me fear for Pixar. I honestly don't expect Lassetter to live up to the magic created by Pixar's best directors anyway.

Sim W said...

Can't say I argue your review, I found the film really boring and the scenes with Mater were excruciating, it reminded me of the Twins from Transformers 2.

Anywho keep up the great work.