Good sequel. Our son enjoys it and we do too. I will say that it's much darker than the original; even some cars dying. I really appreciated that they decided not to bring back Doc Hudson, I assume out of respect for Paul Newman who died in between the first movie and this one. No one is a suitable substitute for Paul Newman, so I think they made the right choice here. The storyline is quite different with an espionage theme, and we're introduced to some great new characters including Finn McMissle, and Francesco Bernoulli. Worth the $20 we paid for it, as our son watches it all the time, and we can easily tolerate it / get a kick out of it even after seeing it 50 times.