The latest trailer for Cars 2 has arrived. In the Disney-Pixar follow-up to the oft-criticized “Cars,” Lightning McQueen and his cadre of friends from Radiator Springs travel the globe to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. This time, however, it isn’t all about the egotistical McQueen getting a lesson in humility — a major subplot has crowd favorite Mater being mistaken for an American spy. That’s right, in a mix of “Fast & Furious” meets James Bond, Cars 2 looks to offer up a fresh splash of intrigue and mystery to its dominate friendly racing theme. I’d say, after watching the trailer, it was a smart way to breathe some life into this money maker. Check it out.
And call it a hunch if you must, but I suspect Cars 2 is not going to be the film that stops the Pixar streak of blockbuster animated movies . . .
Cars 2 stars the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Joe Mantegna, Cheech Marin, Bonnie Hunt and John Turturro.
Cars 2 races into US theaters on June 24, 2011 and UK theaters on July 22, 2011.