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The characters are forgettable; you just have no interest in most of them and therefore have no desire for them to succeed. When all the spectacular action takes place in the films gorgeous locations I was just thinking “I wish I could see The Incredibles in this sequence” instead.
Mater is the main star (don’t let the fact Lightning McQueen is the biggest character on the poster fool you) and he’s just annoying, yet the main theme of the film is some weak attempt at “just be yourself” but as an audience when you only tolerating him why do you want him to keep acting that way?
Although I think the first Cars film is the weakest of the Pixar films it still felt like a Pixar film (as the story focused on the characters and their relationships), but any studio could have made Cars 2 (in terms of its story structure). It doesn’t help that the 5 minute short beforehand “Toy Story – Hawaii Vacation” is a perfect piece of film-making and delivers everything you’d expect from Pixar.
Oh, and don't get me started on the product placement...
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