Good on Disney Plus Review: Cars 2

Plot Summary:
Cars 2 picks up where the first left off. Lightning McQueen competes in a series of international races while his hillbilly buddy Tow Mater is unexpectedly pulled into a world of secret agents, espionage and terrorism. 
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Why It Makes My List:
While many people feel this is the ugly duckling of the Cars franchise, I feel quite the opposite. If anything, I think Cars 2 is the most clever, action-packed and rewatchable  of the entire franchise!  

  1. Clever: The anthropomorphism of the cars and their world is delightfully clever and, in good Pixar fashion, is enjoyable by both children and parents alike. 
  2. Action-packed: With tons of car chases, villainous speeches and international locations a la James Bond or Bourne franchises, this film keeps you on the edge of your seat.
  3. Rewatchable: The whole movie feels like an ongoing chase scene and, as a result, moves along at a pretty good clip.   
It arguably has a lot less heart than Cars or Cars 4 but is also less melodramatic, which I think is a plus.

Reason to Pass:

  • A Bit Violent: While the violence is animated and cartoony, there are guns being fired, rockets exploding and an interrogation that gets a bit dark for a kid's movie.

Cars 2 is Good on Disney Plus. 
As always, I recommend checking out the Parents Guide just so that you are aware of any potentially objectionable material before deciding whether to watch it.