We now come to the Pixar film that most critics say is the worst of the Pixar films. While I might agree with that statement (even though I’m still making up my mind about it), this is definitely not my least favorite Pixar film. I do like this film, not much, but I do like it. I’m talking about Cars 2.
Released in 2011, this sequel to Cars propelled Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) into the spotlight by making him a character who accidentally gets involved with espionage. Spy cars Finn McMissile (voiced by Sir Michael Caine) and Holley Shiftwell (voiced by Emily Mortimer) mistake Mater as their American operative in a sort of North by Northwest kind of way.
Together, they come across a conspiracy involving lemons (the cars, not the fruits), oil, alternative fuel, and the World Grand Prix which Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is partaking in. Like I said before, it’s reasonable to consider this to be the worst Pixar film, but I personally do like it.
This film brings back beloved characters from the first film as well as introduces us to new characters. Our forgotten/minor character is one of these new characters: a crab boat named Crabby, apparently. In the beginning of the film, Finn McMissile enlists the help of Crabby to take him to a secret rendezvous somewhere in the middle of the ocean. When they go too far, a battleship tells Crabby that he has to turn back.
As Crabby heads back and tries to apologize to Finn McMissile that they can’t go further, we see that Finn has secretly escaped onto the battleship when nobody was looking to carry on his rendezvous.
Now, my question is, what does Crabby do now? He realizes (or at least, should realize soon) that he’s lost a car (an elderly, sophisticated car, mind you) in the middle of the ocean! I highly doubt that he knew that Finn was a spy car, so he can’t possibly react like this:
The only plausible thing that I think could happen is he could panic and has to think of something to tell his boss when he reaches back home.
Now maybe, Crabby is a self-employed crab boat with no boss. If so, how would he live the rest of his life knowing that he lost a car in the middle of the ocean?
Now there’s an idea for another movie! Whatever the case may be, let’s pay tribute to our forgotten/minor character of this film, Crabby!