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Cars 2

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    76
    from 2 reviewers
  • Cars 2 is Pixar's weakest movie, but still decently entertaining compared to other CG-animated films.

    Cars 2 4K UHD Blu-ray Front Cover
    2011
    106 min
    G
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos
    Dolby TrueHD
  • Video
    78
  • Cars 2 has a good UHD presentation, with a beautiful HEVC H.265 encode and an upscaled 2K digital intermediate, but it doesn't stand out compared to its Blu-ray predecessor.

  • Audio
    88
  • Cars 2 has an outstanding and demo-worthy Dolby Atmos soundtrack that is best appreciated when the volume is raised.

  • Extra
    63
  • Cars 2's UHD disc contains no extras, but the pair of bundled Blu-ray discs include the legacy content from the 3-D release, such as an audio commentary, Hawaiian Vacation, Air Mater, and trailers.

  • Movie
    68
  • Despite the critical and financial success of Pixar's subsequent films, Cars 2 was released as a lukewarm sequel to the first Cars movie and has now been released in UHD format with 2160p/HDR video and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, but no new supplements.

    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos
    Dolby TrueHD

    Director: John Lasseter, Bradford Lewis

    Actors: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine

    Plot

    In the wake of his big win at the Piston Cup, famous race car Lightning McQueen is ready to take on the world's fastest cars in the inaugural World Grand Prix. The competition is set to span three countries and shine the spotlight on a new environmentally-friendly fuel, Allinol. McQueen invites his old friend Mater along for the journey, hoping for a chance to prove he's the fastest car on a global stage.

    The excitement of racing mixes with international intrigue as Mater gets entangled in an undercover espionage mission. Mistaken for a spy by British intelligence vehicles Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell, Mater inadvertently lands in the world of international espionage. As the World Grand Prix races from Japan to Italy to England, Mater is swept up in an adventure that runs parallel to McQueen's racing ambitions, challenging their friendship and testing Mater's mettle in unexpected ways.

    Disc Release Date: 10 September 2019

    All Scores & Reviews

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • The boost in total clarity is satisfying, but the fact is most of the image's improvements come by way of the HDR color application, which adds a perception of greater image depth to go along with punchier,...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Atmos track produces some tangible overhead content around the 22:45 mark as microphone dialogue reverberates around the stage and creates some mild fill in some background atmospherics, such as an...

    • Extra
      80
    • Cars 2's UHD disc contains no extras, but the pair of bundled Blu-ray discs include all of the legacy content that was included with the 3-D release....

    • Movie
      60
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    • Total
      70
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    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The sequel takes on the Ultra HD conspiracy with a gorgeous, winning HEVC H.265 encode, providing some stiff competition for its Blu-ray predecessor. Coming from a 2K digital intermediate, the upscaled...

    • Audio
      100
    • The sequel screeches onto the Ultra HD scene with an outstanding, demo-worthy Dolby Atmos soundtrack that is every bit the equal of its DTS-HD MA counterpart while improving on it with a few welcomed modifications....

    • Extra
      20
    • Cars 2 races to Ultra HD with the same disappointing set of bonuses and available only on the accompanying Blu-ray disc. Audio CommentaryHawaiian Vacation (HD, 6 min)Air Mater (HD, 6 min)Trailers (HD)...

    • Movie
      60
    • Pixar was back on the right track immediately following the first Cars movie, releasing four back-to-back critical and financial successes. But then suddenly, they raced into theaters with a real lemon...

    • Total
      80
    • For me, Cars 2 is Pixar's weakest movie and lowest ranking, but given their twenty-five-year track of memorably amazing features, the sports sequel is still decently entertaining and better than most CG-animated...