In my opinion, Cars 2 is not much of a sequel. It is such a departure from the formula of the first movie that it's really a stand-alone. The first movie was slow-paced and sweet. Although there were some race scenes, I don't feel they were high-anxiety scenes. Both my kiddos can watch the first movie with little to no stress.
But the second one is totally different- it's very violent to me- there are "bad guys" and lots of good guy-bad guy stuff.
And it's confusing! WC, who is 5 1/2, really didn't understand it AT ALL. The idea of someone being "undercover" is really an advanced topic and she just couldn't follow the storyline. P, almost 8, actually asked me if we could leave in the middle of the movie because it was too stressful. I convinced him to stay, but as we left he said, "It was OK, but not at all like the first movie. We don't need to buy it."
Have you seen it? What was your opinion? Did your kids enjoy it?