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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.

"He does have the charm of Cary Grant. He must be our American spy!"

“He does have the charm of Cary Grant. He must be our American spy!”

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.

One big complaint that I do have about this movie is that it features Michael Caine, spies, and cars blowing up, yet nowhere in the movie does Finn say, "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!". #TheItalianJob

One big complaint that I do have about this movie is that it features Michael Caine, spies, and cars blowing up, yet nowhere in the movie does Finn say, “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”. #TheItalianJob

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.

"Nobody can enter this area. It's where we keep Little Toot." "Who?" "See here."

“Nobody can enter this area. It’s where we keep Little Toot.”
“Who?”
“See Melody Time.”

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:

"Oh well, Finn's a spy car. He can take care of himself in the middle of the ocean."

“Oh well, Finn’s a spy car. He can take care of himself in the middle of the ocean.”

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.

"Crabby, did our client arrive safely and soundly?"

“Crabby, did our client arrive safe and sound?”

"Uh, well sir, I assume so."

“Uh, well sir, I assume so.”

"You assume so? You mean, you don't know?"

“You assume so? You mean, you don’t know?”

"Well sir, I took him to his destination and he just...disappeared."

“Well sir, I took him to his destination and he just…disappeared.”

"Cars don't just disappear, Crabby, especially not in the middle of the ocean."

“Cars don’t just disappear, Crabby, especially not in the middle of the ocean.”

"Well, I didn't drop him nor did I hear a splash to warn me that he jumped overboard. I tell you, he just disappeared."

“Well, I didn’t drop him nor did I hear a splash to warn me that he jumped overboard. I tell you, he just disappeared.”

"Oh, Crabby, when news of this goes out, nobody will ever us the Crab Boat Travel Agency anymore. Imagine the scandals! The lawyers! How do I even explain this to Finn's insurance agency? Crabby, I'm afraid you're fired."

“Oh, Crabby, when news of this goes out, nobody will ever us the Crab Boat Travel Agency anymore. Imagine the scandals! The lawyers! How do I even explain this to Finn’s insurance agency? Crabby, I’m afraid you’re fired.”

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?

"I must find him! I've been searching for 30 years and I can't give up now!"

“I must find him! I’ve been searching for 30 years and I can’t give up now!”

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!

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