Cars 2

Release date: 22 July 2011

Running time: 112 mins

Certificate: U

John Lasseter, Brad Lewis

Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Joe Mantegna, Cheech Marin, John Turturro, Emily Mortimer

Cocky racing car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his pick-up truck pal Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) are leaving Radiator Springs for Europe.

The plan is to compete in the first ever World Grand Prix in order to determine who's the fastest car on the planet. But they've scrapes a-plenty ahead of them, involving a whole bunch of new four-wheeled friends and villains.

While Lightning concentrates on winning that coveted title, Mater becomes drawn into the world of international espionage. British master spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and rookie field agent Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer) recruit him for a dangerous mission. But Mater's loyalties are divided.

Although Lightning needs his assistance to win the race, he finds himself embarking on a high-speed chase through Europe and Japan, watched by the whole world.

Screenplay: Ben Queen, John Lasseter, Brad Lewis, Dan Fogelman

You should see it because: These plucky cars pursue stunning 3D action and adventure all the way to the finish line.

See it if you liked: Cars (2006), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009)