I watched Cars 2 twice. I m convinced tht smething seriously went wrong with the film. Taking in note tht th film has been directed by John Lasseter. I think wht is to blamed is not just the direction but for most, the story.
Whn the movie starts, instead to connect it to the prequel it jumps on to mc missile in oceans. Which was quite confusing. It takes quite sometime to understand what is happening. Actually, tht too is a problem, he story is a spy flick most of the time goes into setting the plot. (which is very confusing)loads of cars most of them new and giving Hard time to remember...whos is who:-). Its quite common tht the person sitting next to u asks..."whts going on?". I knw this may sound rude but really the stuff is hugely confusing.
As for the appreciation now. I dont think with pixar making a film, great quality animation is in question... Its superbly done with loooooaaaads of microdetails and loads of research. But as i hav had a running taste of kungfu panda and rio whr i was laughing and njoing the film with great comic timing. Cars 2 tries to be more serious and bond-ish film... But just with cars loads of them n no gals..:-(. Thts too a downer. Comparatively the second half of the film is still better. Its.the pacing tht increases n doesnt let you slip into depression.
I love pixar. They are the best studio outthr. Making mistakes will anyway better them. I hope 'Brave' will be the answer to shut mouths of critics like me. I wish cars 2 never gets repeated.