Review | Cars 2

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Opens: Friday 6/24

Us Rating: **

Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) cross the globe when McQueen enters the World Grand Prix in this overlong 3-D cartoon. Mater's hijinks embarrass McQueen, threatening their friendship. In one scene, Mater mistakes wasabi for green ice cream, which leads him to the bathroom…and a labored joke about Japanese toilets. Only the youngest audience members will be amused (if a bit squirmy); older kids and parents will find their patience tested. At least Pixar's peerless animation remains a treat.