Monday, June 27, 2011

Cars 2 at the Movies

Last week was all about reviews.  This week is all about birthdays and birthday parties.

Sunday we had David's "friend" party, as we like to call it.  (That differentiates it from the parties we have with only family.) 

Anyway, a year ago we saw that Cars 2 was coming out the day after David's birthday so we started planning his movie party right then.

Today it finally happened!

Cars 2!!  Wahoo!!

 Unfortunately, I didn't get a good picture of the cake.  Rest assured it had 2 cars on it - Mater and Finn McMissile, a new Cars 2 character.
 A big shout out to Juicy Juice.  As a member of the Juicy Juice Bunch, I was supplied with coupons for FREE Juicy Juice just to use at my kids' birthday parties.  Thanks!!
 Present time!!

David LOVES to hug!

After all that fun, we got to go hang out and watch Cars 2.  Each child was supplied with popcorn and a drink by the theater and Fun Dip by me.

So what did we think of the movie?  It was pretty good, but not as good as the first one.  There are 2 main story lines going on at once.  In one story line, there are spies and espionage and scary weapons. That story line seemed to confuse the children some.  They did understand the second storyline better.  That one was mainly about sticking by your friends no matter what.  

Other than that, there were cool missiles, flying cars and cars that turned into submarines.  There were new characters as well as old favorites.  This movie definitely had Mater as more of the main star than Lightning McQueen.  I really liked the underscoring themes, such as be yourself, even if you are a little different.

My recommendation is see this in the theater only if there is a big Cars fan in your family.  Otherwise, you're safe waiting until the DVD comes out.  

Just to note, we did NOT see the 3-D version of it.  I'd love to know if you saw it in 3-D and what you thought of the movie.


  1. Fun Party idea! and I love the pic of Laura drinking her Juicy Juice - haha! She had as much fun as the kids I am sure! :) - Robin