3.5

Cars 2

Animation Adventure Comedy


 

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix.

It takes time adjusting to a parallel world of talking planes, trains and automobiles. Once "Cars 2" hits its rhythm, this clever adaptation of the most famous spy franchise of all time will appeal to all ages. Our favourite characters are back, with laughs (and lessons) coming from the most unlikely of heroes in the simple-minded Mater, whose case of mistaken identity drives most of the laughter. While the film is probably one leg too long, it does allow for some more time to enjoy the cultural joking and the iconic cities recreated and polished in beautiful digi-colour. Can't lose this race.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 23rd June 2011
106 mins