When the first Cars came out, I remember thinking it was a really strange concept. But it worked. The characters were fun and the automobile play and jokes were so clever. Cars 2 was a lot more of that. It didnt make the sequel mistake of overdoing what the original did. But it also didnt really add too much.
I did appreciate that the story was more centered on Mater than Lightning McQueen. Mater is my favorite character (with Guido close behind) so I was more than happy to see the spotlight follow him. The whole spy storyline was great, just because it was cool to see that in the Cars world. I liked that it had a strong friendship message for the kiddies.
Great additions to the voice cast. I recognized Eddie Izzard immediately and was thrilled to hear him. And you can't go wrong with Michael Caine. I also appreciated the reverent nod to the late Paul Newman's Doc Hudson.
Should point out that I opted for the 2D showing, and I dont feel like I missed out on anything.
Cars 2 - \m/ \m/ \m/ \n