Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Cars 2 on DVD + Blu-Ray {review}

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.

Our Thoughts…

After enjoying the first Cars movie, we were quite excited about seeing and sharing our thoughts about Cars 2! How fun it was to see a kid friendly spy movie based storyline! There’s spy gadgets , exotic places, secret rendezvous, plenty of action, and of course racing!

This movie includes the well loved original Cars characters with a few new faces thrown into the mix. The themes in the film focus on friendship about accepting others, being faithful, and even though you may be competitors you can be friends too. I thought the self acceptance message was very well done teaching kids to accept who they are. I found my feeling for the characters, laughing out loud at certain situations, and really getting drawn into the stories intense moments.

The movie is very colorful and quite eye catching! The graphics may be the best I’ve seen in awhile in a children’s movie! Overall this is a Pixar movie that the whole family can enjoy together! And another plus this will be one that boys will be reaching for over a princess flick, no doubt. It’s great to have options! We give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Special DVD Features: Disney cartoon shorts from Cars “Air Mater” and from Toy Story called “Hawaiian Vacation”, Director Commentary , Behind the Scenes, Interactive “World Tour”.

If interested you can purchase Cars 2 on as well as  in-store at Target, Toys R Us, Fred Meyer, Walmart, and other well know retailers. This movie would make a fantastic Holiday Gift!

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.