I went into “Cars 2” blind, having never seen the first one. One thing I was curious about, besides who built these talking cars if the world is nothing but talking cars, was if I could start here and still get into the franchise. After all, that’s how I did it with “Rocky.” The answer here is yes…and not really.
“Yes” because I was able to figure out the “Cars” world right off the bat. It’s a world populated by cars, plus a few other varieties of vehicles, that are alive and don’t need humans around to drive them. They’d probably just get in the way.