This movie opens with violent scenes including guns and fighting and that should have been a sign to me that this movie wasn't going to be good. The whole movie included all the things I really didn't want my 2 1/2 year old watching. All the wholesome fun that I loved with Cars was gone with this move. Mater was this stupid goon who they all laughed at, not a good way to teach kids about friends. Lightning McQueen was a jerk! There was very little actual racing as the whole plot centered around some convoluted plot that was above the heads of most of their target audience (alternative fuel? are you kidding me?). This movie is terrible on so many fronts. Tomorrow it's going to Goodwill.