Cars 2
2011
**
Director: John Lasseter
Cast: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Kretschmann, Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro

Cars, Pixar’s most bankable and least likeable animation returns with a messy sequel. Now Lightning McQueen is challenged to race in the World Grand Prix series, which is a showcase for a new biofuel. He’s joined by his bumbling best friend Mater who stumbles on a conspiracy to sabotage the races. This franchise is targeted at the younger children, but even grown-ups will struggle to follow the confusing and needlessly over-elaborate spy story, which promotes a comedy sidekick into a starring role. The film is overlong, but there are some exciting action scenes.