Auto racing bores me. I don't care that Formula 1 racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, with an audience of over 500 million last year. The sight of cars racing around a closed circuit just doesn't do it for me.
I will make one exception, however: I am dying to watch the World Grand Prix on June 24, when the Disney-Pixar movie, Cars 2, makes its way into theatres! I loved the first Cars movie (I still tear up when I watch it) and after seeing the Cars 2 trailer at the Mars Needs Moms premiere, I have a feeling the second one is going to be at least as good. If it were crappy, Disney would just release it straight to DVD, so the fact that it's going out into theatres is a good sign.
Here's the movie synopsis:
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.
Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, 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. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.
I'm really going to miss Doc Hudson (voiced by Paul Newman in the original Cars movie; Paul died of cancer in 2008) but I'm going to enjoy the introduction of Michael Caine as Finn McMissile, the British Secret Agent. The thought of Mater as a global secret agent is downright hilarious!
And here are 4 Cars 2 Grand Prix posters for you to download and enjoy! Just click on any of the photos to get to the hi-res version, then right-click your mouse button to save on your computer.
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