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Kids will like it, but not near as good as Cars
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2013
Honestly, I was a bit disappointed after Cars. A lot of similarities in great animation, voices, etc, but strongly lacking in the story line. Cars (the first one) was an amazing story with amazing and believable (as believable as talking cars can get) characterizations. A real family story projecting the importance of humans, friendship and love as truly more valuable and long-lasting than the so empty, short lived pleasures of fame and fortune. Cars 2 was expected to be less than Cars 1 - and it was, but it got away with a good old fashioned 007 plot, with plenty of intrigue well developed until the end when we find out who the bad guy really is - not as in depth in meaning as the first, but we survive because - the ever famous American addiction - it's interesting and funny. In planes, however, nothing is new. Nothing needs to be discovered - honestly, the story line was just really void of depth, reminded me of one of the 1/2 hour cartoons on kids tv. Kids will like it, but like ever so much of food these days, the story seemed a bit full of corn syrup and additives with just enough nutrition to convince a body it might be food..... Like candy or ramen noodle soup, a bit won't kill us and can fill a bit, but we need more meat and potatoes.