When does 200 million dollars mean nothing in a movie? That is a question I am still trying to figure out as I came home to write this. I love everything Pixar does, but this movie I have to give a C (for effort). There was plenty of splash, jazz, jive, and anything else that 200 million dollars will get you! What there is not is where the problem comes into place. The movie starts off in Radiator Springs with everyones favorite idiot Mater! He is putting around town doing what he does until Lightning comes home from the busy racing season. This is certainly a movie that is all about Mater. Lightning Mcqueen and the rest of the old cast hardly get any screen time at all. Not to mention that Owen Wilson's voice has changed more than Tim Allen and Tom Hanks have in 20 years! Anyways, when Mcqueen gets back they all decide to take a challenge that spans the globe, and Mater gets to come along for the ride (or should I say Mcqueen comes along for the ride). Once overseas Mater predictably becomes caught up in an international crisis. Special agents think he is a secret agent himself, and that is how the rest of the film goes until almost the end. By the end of the movie when the Tow Truck becomes smart and figures everything out I had seen more action and explosions than there were in Transformers 2. I will admit that I did smirk two times in the movie! By the end to make a point I stood up in the aisle along the wall and just looked at my feet in anguish. Plot was there, Special effects were there, I was there, other people were there, but it all still left me kind of angry that I sat through it. Since my kids liked it I give it a C grade, but one said that he liked the end when they were all friends, and the other grumbled something. Worst movie of the Year for me (I am including back to July 2010) by far! I am shocked at that movie Pixar!
Did Cars 2 not come out for the PSP!