Cocky race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is lured into an around-the-world race by eco-friendly billionaire Sir Miles Axlerod (Eddie Izzard). This ties in loosely to the fact that British superspy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) is investigating a worldwide conspiracy involving big oil. At some point, doofy pickup truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) gets mistaken as a spy himself and bumbles his way between the plotlines. The animation is a joy to behold and the characters are still fun. But in their rush to create a newer, jazzier, more explosion-filled sequel, the filmmakers at Pixar have forgotten a lot of the simple charm that made the original such a winner. 112 minutes G.