Don't tell the kids, but Santa Claus isn't real and Pixar is fallible.
Time, perhaps, for the franchise to be towed off to the scrapyard. Sorry, Pixar.
It's an example of what a sequel should, or at least can, be.
Cars 2 is marginally better than its predecessor, but the same problem still remains: Cars just aren't very interesting as anthropomorphic animation vehicles (pun intended).
...by Pixar's outrageous standards of Oscar shoo-in virtuosity, this sequel is a disappointment at best.
Larry the Cable Guy has helped make Mater one of Pixar's sweetest creations. He just happens to reside in the studio's least-magical franchise.
Not that Cars 2 is an actively bad animated film. It's just sort of an average animated film.
Unlike most Pixar fare, this isn't a movie you can imagine many adults wanting to see without their children in tow.
Although it would be unfair to label Cars 2 as unwatchable, it is surprisingly tedious in parts and not as satisfying as one might expect.