Another passable entry in Pixar's least-loved franchise, following the adventures of a group of talking automobiles
The racing world is changing in the latest ‘Cars’ escapade from Pixar. A new generation of faster, more efficient motors has arrived on the scene and a dramatic crash leaves an ageing Lightning McQueen facing retirement. Unfortunately for parents bored of the franchise or irritated by the premise (why would cars go to a bar and grill – why?), the now-not-so-cocky racer is refusing to hang up his tyres.
Despite his flabby wheels and creaky joints, McQueen (Owen Wilson) is desperate to keep racing and avoid becoming merchandise (ironic, considering Disney is already selling ‘Cars 3’ swimming trunks.) In an attempt to get his engine revving, he joins a new training facility, complete with track simulators, VR and perky personal trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo). Her story, at least – of self-doubt and female inclusion – is engaging. The rest of the plot simply meanders toward the race to end all races, where McQueen aims to beat his latest nemesis, newbie Jackson Storm.
‘Cars 3’ is entertaining enough. As always, the animation, attention to detail and sweeping American landscapes are ace. There’s a lot of predictable mush about following your dreams, turning negatives into positives and having the confidence to believe in yourself. That’s all well and good for the under-12s, but this movie never packs the kind of emotional punch we know Pixar is capable of.
|Release date:||Friday July 7 2017|
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, Mike Rich|
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Not having kids I, thankfully, haven’t had to suffer through too many Kids movies, although I have to say I feel for my parents generation because they are oh-so much more filled with cheeky audit content these days.
So safe to say I may have seen Cars 1 maybe once, don’t ask me why? I didn’t even know there was a Cars 2 and then I got invited to go to Cars 3. So basically my expectations were set at kiddies entertainment level. I was pleasantly surprised that Cars 3 did actually have some genuinely giggle worthy scenes and some of the graphics were stunning! It’s basically all about getting old and aren’t we all sadly although I would prefer not to be reminded. There were some cute moments but it’s a pretty basic, typical Hollywood movie story line.
In summary, it was as expected, some light hearted kiddy entertainment that is mildly entertaining for us suffering adults.