April 25, 2014

Film Review: Cars 2

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I have to say that I was surprised when Pixar greenlit a sequel to Cars. Why would the studio set out to make another Cars, when the original is often referred to as their weakest film? Personally, I enjoyed the first film. Yes, it is not my favorite project to come out of Emeryville, but it was not a bad film by any means. I was intrigued when I found out that Cars 2 would be a spy film – not a parody of a spy film, but a bona fide spy adventure. On those grounds, it succeeds in a big way, as the action sequences are pretty fantastic and it moves at almost a breathtaking pace. It is an enjoyable adventure film, but if you come in looking for much more than that, you may not walk out of the theater completely satisfied. Read on for a spoiler-free review! [Read more...]

First Cars 2 Reviews Come From Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Cars 2 press screenings are happening over the next few days, which means that reviews for the film are going to start rolling in. It seems that The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have gotten a jump on everybody else and have posted in-depth reviews of Pixar’s twelfth animated feature film. Many have been awaiting to see how the studio’s first sequel outside the Toy Story series would be received. The bottom line is that both reviewers agree that Pixar has produced another good film. Read on for some spoiler-free quotes from the two reviews! [Read more...]