Rated G · 107 minutes · 2011

Adventure, Animated, Comedy
In 1995, Pixar films (now owned by Disney) started an amazing feature-film run with Toy Story, beginning a streak of 11 movies that were all good to great. With Cars 2, Pixar’s 12th effort, that run comes to a screeching, tire-shredding halt. This is not only the worst (and only bad) Pixar feature film to date, but one of the year’s worst movies, period. Cars 2 is a muddled merchandising mess tooling around on bald tires. Directors John Lasseter (who made the first two Toy Story films) and Brad Lewis have slopped together too many ideas for one movie, and none of those ideas is entertaining. Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) go on some world-racing trek, and Mater gets involved with some car spies. Have fun trying to follow this damn thing, and enjoy forking over the dough for stupid Mater toy trucks this Christmas. There’s a Toy Story short before the film that is marginally better than the feature.

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Official Site: disney.go.com/cars/cars2/index-cars2.html
Director: John Lasseter
Producer: Denise Ream
Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro, Eddie Izzard, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Kretschmann, Peter Jacobson, Joe Mantegna, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Bruce Campbell, Michel Michelis, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip, Lewis Hamilton, David Hobbs, Jenifer Lewis, Jeff Garlin and Sig Hansen


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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Bad Teacher, Cars 2 and other film events happening around town. 06/23/2011
Indy Week Pixar's pedestrian Cars 2 has lots of commotion but little soul So it is that a quarter-century after its founding, Pixar Animation Studios finally made an average, mundane movie. by Neil Morris 06/22/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, June 24 Talking trucks, a trashy teacher and the tree of life, plus some special screenings. It's all at the movies. 06/24/2011
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Portland Mercury Herbie the Shrug Bug Cars 2: A greasy little oil stain on Pixar's previously shiny name. by Courtney Ferguson 06/23/2011
The Coast Halifax Reviewer unmoved by Cars 2 Lead character in Pixar animation an annoying stereotype by Carsten Knox 06/23/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Cars 2 A sequel worthy of a straight-to-DVD release by Curt Holman 06/24/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Secret agent bland: Cars 2 There are solid jokes and satisfying action sequences here, but they never pull together into anything more than the sum of its car parts. by Scott Renshaw 06/23/2011

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