'Cars 2' Races Toward Being Pixar's Worst-Reviewed Flick

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We can't say we're surprised, just sad. Cars 2, the only Pixar film that we haven't eagerly anticipated, is getting the worst reviews of any title in the studio's short history (it sits at 39 percent "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes). But aside from its likely first "rotten" designation, it has also shouldered an indignity above most indignities: "Pixar has now found its redneck Jar-Jar Binks. Such a proud moment," dryly observed New York Times critic A.O. Scott about Larry the Cable Guy's panned tow truck, Mater. So, why the colder reception?

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