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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.