A film has to delicately balance its running time – too long and audiences will be left snoring – too short and viewers will be left feeling as if the film were missing something. Pixar’s films often move at a fairly brisk pace, slowing down enough for people to identify with and care for the characters. While many of their films have floated around the 90 and 100-minute mark, the original Cars is the longest film from the animation studio, at 1 hour 57 minutes. Well, the official running time for Cars 2 was recently released and it is not quite as long as its predecessor. However, it is not much shorter either.
Cars 2 clocks in at 1 hour 53 minutes, making it the second-longest Pixar film. What is it about cars that leads the studio to longer running times? All joking aside, some viewers have complained about the first film’s length and its “slow pace,” at least when compared to the average film from the Everyville studio. From what I saw back in March, and based on the reviews that are being released, you don’t have to worry about “slow pacing” anymore. Pixar set out to craft a spy film in Cars 2 and it looks like they have thrown in a great deal of action and suspense, as any good spy film should.
The 1 hour 53 minute Cars 2 hits theaters this Friday, June 24.
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