Saw it this evening to light crowds. Cars 2 definitely suffers in the same way the first one did as far as pacing goes. It definitely takes its time before we get rollin' with the plot. I think most sequels would just pick up where the first one did, but this one spent a lot of time reintroducing everything and everyone.. almost lip service to those who missed the first.
Despite all that, I enjoyed the flik. It's fun and inventive although the thing about Dinosaurs makes me wonder. They shoulda made them dinocars. Come to think of it.. dinoco makes no sense neither... even though it's more of an inside joke.
Favorite characters of the new film are Acer and Grem.
Currently, I still prefer the first film but that doesn't mean I won't be watching Cars 2 a million times when it finally comes out on Blu-Ray.
I give this 3 stars.