With the anticipated release of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3, many Cars fans are wondering how this third installment will hold up to the others. While Cars 3 makes Cars 2 look like a bad dream sequence, all I can honestly say about this movie is that it is cute. But that’s it.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Without any spoilers, this movie is safe for any age. There are no seriously intense scenes or overly emotional moments. There are a few heart-warming instances, but Pixar decided to not go for the over-extenuating real feels that have been present in other movies. This sincerely is a cute, safe movie for all ages with a great, empowering message for all.
But, would I see this movie again?
Probably not. While the story line is decent and there is a possibility of a new uprising for Cars, this movie was just one of those that you aren’t dying to watch over and over again. With that said, that doesn’t mean your little Cars aficionado won’t want to, though! Be sure to stay through the end credits! Check out what my 9 year old Neurotic Disney Daughter (NDK) had to say about this movie and the short, Lou, that was in front of the movie:
The NDK Review:
Lou was the short in front Cars 3. Honestly, it was kind of weird. The story is about a lost and found box on a school playground that comes to life. It picks up all the lost items and returns them to the box after recess. The school bully tries to take things from other kids, and the lost and found box becomes the hero. The lost and found box coming to life really didn’t make any sense. I think I was just confused about this whole thing. This was not one of my favorite Pixar shorts.
Cars 3 was about Lightning McQueen getting older and having trouble racing. He gets beat by Jackson Storm and had to figure out if he was still able to race. There were no scary moments and a lot of fun scenes, too. This movie was good and I think the whole family will enjoy it.
I liked Cars 3 because of the story line. The story line was funny, even though there were a few emotional parts. The new characters really fit into the story well and help move the story along. Jackson Storm is a great “bad guy,” without really being a “bad” car. He helps the story because he is a challenge for Lightning McQueen. Cruz Ramirez was super funny. I really liked her and her methods of teaching Lightning McQueen. My favorite part was when Lightning and Cruz went to the track at Thunder Hollow.
I learned a great lesson from this movie. You can’t be great without help from friends. When you are stubborn and negative, you can sometimes get in a real pickle. And what you want you can’t always have. Sometimes you have to do something different to find happiness.
I think the whole family will like this movie. Even princess fans will enjoy this movie. Cruz is a strong girl role model that shows you should always take a chance when you get it and go for it!