‘Cars 2′ Trailer Features Explosive Chases and Spy Car Action

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:30 pm,

Car 2 movie image Cars 2 Trailer Features Explosive Chases and Spy Car Action

Sir Michael Caine didn’t join Leonardo DiCaprio on a subconscious heist in Inception, but he’ll participate (albeit, as a British sports car) in a very different kind of espionage in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2.

A full teaser trailer has been released for the Cars sequel, which looks to up the racing action, automobile-related jokes, and screentime for Larry the Cable Guy’s animated alter ego, the tow truck Mater.

Cars 2 revolves around Mater and his spiffy red racing comrade, Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson), as they leave behind the dusty town of Radiator Springs to compete overseas in the World Grand Prix, the winner of which will earn the title of “World’s Fastest Car.” Mater’s life becomes all the more complicated when he gets mixed up in a top-secret mission with snazzy spy Finn McMissile (Caine) and must attempt to help his old pal Lightning out while being pursued by an array of villainous vehicles that are armed and ready to destroy any car that gets in their way.

The “North By Northwest + explosives + cars” subplot is the main focus of the full teaser trailer for the (literally) high octane Cars sequel, which can be viewed below (courtesy of Yahoo! Movies):

Disney/Pixar released some concept art for Cars 2 about a month ago and it offered an early look at the various international settings in which the family-friendly adventure will take place. Pixar’s work is always meticulously detailed, so it’s a safe bet to say that the exotic locales like London and Paris will look all the more beautiful when they’re realized in computer-animated form.

While many critics consider Cars to one of Pixar’s weaker entries, the film was still overall well received, did significant business at the box office, and was a merchandising cash cow. Cars 2 should be an improvement on its predecessor in terms of style and action, while still featuring a plot that feels fresh and provides enough entertainment for both kid and adult moviegoers.

Cars 2 rolls into 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on June 24th, 2011.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Well that sucked….

    • Exactly how I felt about the first How to Train Your Dragon trailer. And boy was I wrong. Point is : you can’t ever trust a trailer.

      • Thats true. :D

  2. meh … so far

  3. The first thing I noticed in the trailer was all the attention to detail in the scenery. WOW. I can’t wait to see this on the big screen – maybe not in 3-D, but big screen for sure. I have faith in Pixar’s ability to tell a great story and I’m sure Cars 2 will be no exception.

  4. Needs Michael Bay


  5. I’m a HUGE Pixar fan but I have to admit that trailer didn’t do much for me.


    • Yes Vic same here that trailer pretty much upset me. *sigh* well heres hoping for it to be good…

      • Ricky,

        Did you get my email?


        • No Vic i just checked.

          Send again. Use the email i use to comment this ;)

          • Check your spam folder, that’s the email I sent it to.

            Email me vic at screenrant.com


            • ok Vic i replied :D

  6. i don’t see what was wrong with the trailer, you guys should elaborate.

    no matter how many sequels pixar makes imo they will always be quality stuff (though going past a 3rd is sorta pushing it for a name)

  7. meh

  8. Cars is generally seen as Pixar’s weakest film, for reasons that escape me. They have never put a sequel out for the sake of putting it out. They only do sequels if they can come up with stories that are as enriching and powerful as what they had in the first place. It is part of their policy.

    I’m really liking Thomas Kretschmann’s voice-work (Captain Englehorn in 2005′s King Kong).

    • Where’s lightning’s girlfriend?