Self Expression Magazine

Cars 2

By Miss Cellaneous @MsCellaneousBl
Hello, all! Welcome back to FNS! Today I will be reviewing Pixar's latest movie, Cars 2.
It starts with a transmission from some spy asking for Finn McMissile. We see Finn boating to the location, and witnesses the unveiling of some sort of TV camera, only it is supposed to be much more dangerous. McMissile gets caught and barely escapes with his life. We then go to Radiator Springs.
Lightning McQueen has just come back from winning his fourth piston cup, which has been re-named the Hudson Hornet Piston Cup (which is a tribute to the voice of Doc, Paul Newman, who died of a heart attack). McQueen is ready to slow down, hang out with his best bud, Mater, and cruise with his girlfriend, Sally.
McQueen is on a date with Sally when he notices a crowd around the lobby of Wheel Well. He finds himself committing to racing in the World Grand Prix. Sally encourages him to invite Mater along, since he has never been to any of his races before.
They land in Tokyo, Japan, for a party, and Mater sticks out like a sore thumb and embarrasses Lightning.  Mater meets Holley Shiftwell, who was sent by Finn McMissile to get information from an American spy, which had been captured by enemy agents. Mater is mistaken for the spy, because a tracking device that he had on was passed to Mater secretly.
This is where it gets dark (but this is one of maybe only two or three really dark parts of the entire movie). We see the American spy being interrogated by the enemy spies about the information he passed on to Mater.He is given Allinol, an organic fuel, whose creator is behind the Grand Prix. Allinol is supposed to be good for cars, and by itself it is. But, when in contact with a magnetic pulse, it becomes very dangerous.Too strong a pulse makes a car explode! The enemy spies relay this information to the spy, and torture him with a stronger and stronger pulse until he gives them who he gave the device with evidence of the enemy spies' leader to. Now that they have the information they want, they no longer need the American spy. They turn the pulse up to maximum, and all we see is a picture of mater, and flames.
Holley, in an attempt to save him from assailants, cuts into the McQueen Team's headphone system, giving Mater instructions. He repeats these, and McQueen, thinking these are racing tips, messes up and takes second place in the first race because of it. McQueen fights with Mater, leading Mater to get on a plane and go home.
Finn intercepts him at the airport, and convinces him to help them catch whoever is behind the mysterious accidents in the World Grand Prix.
Overall, it was cute and funny, but some of the jokes are only understood by an older audience,and I'll admit it was a stretch for a sequel. Now, based on the dark scenes, I suggest not taking children who are old enough to understand what is going on, but still young enough to be scared by it. I suggest either taking young kids who only like watching the colorful cars, or older kids, from like 9-12.
Thanks for reading! Until next time!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A Heartfelt Letter to My First Child - I Miss Those Times Too

    Heartfelt Letter First Child Miss Those Times

    For those of us who chose to have more than one kid, have you ever thought of how life would be if you had only one? You would have so much more time for... Read more

    14 hours, 42 minutes ago by   A Happy Mum
  • This is How to Put Together a Fabulous Outfit In Minutes

    This Together Fabulous Outfit Minutes

    Putting together a stylish outfit everyday doesn't have to be tricky. In fact I've come up with a simple formula that you can use over and over for all... Read more

    14 hours, 45 minutes ago by   Imogenl
  • Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    version;It was the end of a typical school day as the kids were streaming out from their classes..."Hi Sweetie!""Mum, we baked scones at school today.""Sounds... Read more

    15 hours, 17 minutes ago by   Zoebakeforhappykids
  • Blind Fear

    I write a lot about Love, about Justice, about Intuition- about all the essential things that see without seeing. I think a lot about blind spots, about the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Rarasaur
  • Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 31 – Alan Young

    Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 Daily Updates Alan Young

    Latest news, Multiday News, Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 - Daily Updates - Day 31 Daily Diary Tuesday 18th July -... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Abichal
  • Review: Hir (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Review: (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    In Mac's kitchen-sink drama, the meek shall inherit the earth Review by Catey Sullivan Early on in Taylor Mac's Hir , the playwright offers up a monologue... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Chicagotheaterbeat
  • How to Find a Foundation Repair Company

    Do you own a house? If this is the case, you might eventually encounter some problems with your home’s foundation. These problems can become very serious if the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Peppertan