Director: John Lasseter
Studio: Pixar Animation
Look at DreamWorks “Kung Fu Panda 2” from earlier this year. That movie builds upon the last movie with a more involving story, characters that were affected by the events in the last film, and action sequences that were improved upon. In comparison “Cars 2” really only has better race sequences, as the story isn't involving and the characters aren't interesting. Kids will likely enjoy this for some of the reasons I listed above and I guess its harmless entertainment, but that doesn't make it good. There's not much to talk about this film beyond the parking lot, which makes it a failure in my opinion. It's nice to see John Lasseter back in the director's chair, but the fact that he chose to direct this over “Toy Story 3” is a decision the man will have to live with for the rest of his life.
Parents, though rated G there are a fair amount of scary moments and lots of gunplay involved. Recommended for ages 7 and up.