Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Guide – Cars 2, Now DVD and Blu Ray



Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.  But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.  Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell.  Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world.  The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.


My Thoughts:

I am hoping my husband doesn’t read this post because we are supposed to be watching Cars 2 this Friday, during our at-home date night, once the girls go to bed. We missed this movie when it came into theatres because our daughter, Savannah was just born and we adjusting to being first-time parents.  So, we said that when this movie came to DVD, that we would pick it up to watch together, as we are both Cars 2 franchise fans, and overall Disney/Pixar fans.  But, I couldn’t resist when I received it in the mail today to review.  And, while Daddy was at work, Savannah and I snuggled on the couch to watch this movie.

I remember hearing from others that when this was out at theaters that the first movie was much better.  A lot of people don’t like sequels, as they don’t feel it does the first movie (which is usually a blockbuster) justice  But, after seeing this movie today, I have to say this was as good as the first Cars movie.  I liked this movie as it introduced us to new characters like Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell..  Even with these new characters, my favorite character, like most people, is Mater.  I especially loved the beginning of the movie when Mater is waiting for Lightning McQueen to return for the summer, which he has all planned out.  When they saw each other, they had their own little “handshake”, or in this instant “wheel shake,” which was so cute.

Overall, this was another great film from Disney, and one to add to your family’s movie collection.  And, with the holidays upon us, it would make for a great gift.


Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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