Movie of the Week Part I: Cars 2

It is not as bad as A Bug’s Life, but this is probably the second worst Pixar movie of all time.  Of course, that is like saying a woman is the second ugliest Playboy Playmate of all time.

The movie’s plot centers on an international racing competition, as well as a promotion for a new alternative fuel source (those green liberal pussies at Pixar!).  So I suppose to offset Red State anger at being told that cartoon cars need an alternative energy source they came together, sort of like a bipartisan solution in Congress if those existed, and made Mater (voiced by Larry The Cable Guy) the centerpiece of the movie.  Perhaps that is all it would take in Congress.  Every time the Republicans refuse to budge on any issue besides bombing brown people and lowering taxes, the Democrats bring in Larry to entertain their fears away.

I saw the movie in 3-D because of an accident by the theater and because the film is so visually excellent I guess I can endorse 3-D in this case (I’m still scarred by the awful bullsh*t 3-D of Clash of the Titans).  But if anyone is expecting another Pixar classic you will be disappointed.

Grade:  B-

Bad Teacher review tomorrow.

  • nick cobb

    Am I the only one that thinks “The Incredibles” is king and “Ratatouille” and “Cars” just weren’t nearly as good?

    1. J-L Cauvin

      Finding Nemo and Toy Story are the greatest. Fact. Ratatouille I really liked and Cars took me a second viewing to appreciate. Cars 2 however was not that good. And pretty bad by the excellent Pixar standard. Now that they have announced Toy Story 4 (which is a shameless profit-over-art move by Pixar) perhaps Pixar is offering a foreshadowing of losing its moral center. A Bugs Life for me is still the only Pixar movie I don’t give a sh*t about (or own).

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