Cars 3 is probably just as good as the first one. Way better than Cars 2! It is really emotional. It has some good laughs! The story is amazing! The characters are great. I liked the new trainer Cruz Rameriez's character. We get some older cars and new younger generations like Jackson Storm. Good Ending NO SPOILERS I PROMISE! . If you really like Cars 1, you're gonna love Cars 3!
Kids should go to this movie, parents MUST see this movie (by namear75)
Apart from pain in the neck because of the bad seat I ended up -far left of the first raw which is about 5 meters from the screen- everything was truly amazing.Great visuals, which is really kind of the standard of what to expect to see when a PIXAR movie so no surprises there. Well executed light hummer that suits a very wide range of age groups and genders.Kids will like the movie for sure, but most parents -especially approaching or past 40's- will fall in love with it. For a 41 old father at what I think is the peak of my career, this movie echoed on so many levels that I a tear or 2 <more>
have escaped involuntary.I got to watch it with a group of parents & kids and was happy to see all were really touched & moved by the depth of the script. Will give it another go soon -yest it is that good- from a good seat.
Great Reflection on the Original (by Hollywood_Yoda)
Just saw this film at an early family showing before the actual release, and I have to say, it was a great companion to the original! By that, I mean, you see from Lightning McQueen's perspective exactly how Hudson felt in the original film.Seeing how Lightning makes his way in a group of rookies is very reminiscent of himself against the King and Chick Hicks in the original. Ligtning seems to be humbled in this new entry. However, Michael Keaton as Chick Hicks voice is surely missed. Even my seven year old son asked!Glad to see the flashbacks, but sometimes overused. A great movie <more>
Everything you hoped for and didn't get in Cars 2 (by SmashandNasty)
They realized that when they make a movie just so they can continue to merchandise the brand, people will probably be angry. Well, it took them a few movies to realize it Cars 2, Planes, Planes 2 , but that's right, folks, Cars 3 wasn't a horrible, plot-less, mess of an excuse for a toy commercial. Instead it was heartfelt, eclectic, smart, and finally delivered the sequel that Cars deserved, just a few years and a total flop later.What made the original Cars great was the fact that it managed to easily weave interesting and likable characters within a plot that was equal parts <more>
"hot-shot popular athlete learns a lesson" and "remembering Main Street U.S.A in its glory days." Cars 3 triumphed in similar regard. Lightning McQueen is back and knocked down again, there's same eclectic look back at the past with great shots of US highways scenes that make you want to take a road trip , and all the old characters you love being utilized properly yes, we are still salty that Mater got his own sequel because he cannot carry a movie on his own . Add that to the subtly feminist plot-line be prepared for boycotts , intriguing and well- written new characters, a whole lot of heart-string tugging and you've got the movie we all wished we could've seen when Cars 2 came out.It's far from perfect. There are some issues with the story line and at sometimes it was so slow we were bored and obviously so were some of the children in the audience based on the noise and commotion . The narrative starts at a very high point and then takes a few dips and dives as it rolls along, but thankfully makes it's way out of those potholes quickly and grabs your attention back just as quickly as it lost it.The soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired with no more road-tripping, car driving, top down tunes left after the first though the score of this film is far superior and samples from not only the original, but also other Pixar outings, which is fabulous . It's predictable, but it's also a Disney movie so that's not completely off-the-wall. It was good for a sequel, especially knowing that it could've been another disaster, they've learned their lessons well.
An incredible comeback for the Cars franchise (by robinoflocksley-626-174767)
There will be spoilers...Oh boy, where to begin.I'll start with the elephant in the review section: The accusations of "sexism" and "political correctness". Yes, it's true, there is a female car in the film who happens to be a talented race car. The horror!! Look, I get it. I hate having a blatant agenda shoved down my throat. Ghostbusters, I'm looking at you. This wasn't that. Not even a little bit. If you think it was, well, what can I say. Maybe you should just go home to your bunker and watch Breitbart.The bigger, and I think slightly more <more>
understandable, issue is that of the overall message of the film: our heroes getting older, and the end of McQueen's career as a race car. Hey folks, time marches on. People change, even our role models. If your kid can't handle McQueen passing the torch on to a younger, more adequate player, then maybe you should plop your brat in front of the TV with Cars 1 on a loop. News Flash: this is real life! It happens in all sports. Baseball, Football, Basketball, REAL RACING! Whether we like it or not, our heroes at some point become too old to do what they do. Progress happens. We improve. As a baseball fan, I see it every single year. Players we love go away, and new blood comes in. The message in this movie is exactly that. Kids need to learn from a young age that you can't have the same guy up there doing the same thing every day. Heck, if Cars 1 took place in the 1950s and was about the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, people would be complaining about a new car called Lightning McQueen. What an incredibly boring world it would be if Lightning McQueen always won every single race and no other cars came along to improve on the sport. He isn't becoming less of a hero, he's not being emasculated. His accomplishments aren't being diminished in any way. He's helping the next generation to become a hero too! And so what if that new hero is female? By taking this apparently contentious route, Pixar has opened up the Cars franchise to years and years of new material. New heroes will emerge and some will go away. I for one am delighted by this new direction. I was concerned with the let down that was Cars 2 that the third installment would be useless. It wasn't, not even remotely. Cars 3 is fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My 3 year old son, who is obsessed with McQueen, loved it too.
#Cars3 is speed with heart. It's fun, exciting and emotionally endearing. The first film was about a lost small town USA and the humbling of a cocky racer. The second movie didn't quite know what it wanted to be, part espionage, part mistaken identity, part global tournament, all wrapped up in a poor attempt to address friendship. But this third installment is about the racer becoming the mentor while at the same time honoring the legacy of a very important person in McQueen's life, Hudson Hornet, who's voiced by the the late great actor whom we cinema deeply miss seeing on <more>
screen, Paul Newman.In "Cars 3," Lightning McQueen suddenly finds himself blindsided by a new generation of blazing fast racers. He's seeing himself and his fellow race mates forced to retirement. Refusing to be told when he should call it quit, McQueen is determined to get back in the game, acquiring the help of a new sponsor and a young trainer who's secretly wanting to be a racer. But all that only brings McQueen to the doorstep of his own inspiration, the late fabulous Hudson Hornet. This enlightenment will prove once again whether or not Lightning McQueen still has what it takes to be a champion.It's obvious from "Cars 3" that Pixar had learned the lessons of their mistake or blunder that was "Cars 2." The story in "Cars 3" is more coherent, clear and straightforward and it goes back to Pixar's strongest strategy which is to appeal to our deepest emotions. It doesn't necessarily rehash the first film, but more of presenting our hero deciding for himself to take on the next chapter of life that is just as fully rewarding as beating his opponents on the race track, which I think is a well put progression in McQueen's evolution as a character.I think you'll be wowed at the film's excellent effort in pulling parallels between Hudson Hornet's experience and what McQueen is going through. It's like every piece fits into its place naturally, like it's meant to be. The new rival, Jackson Storm makes the cocky McQueen in the first film look tame. You don't see much of Mater this time around, but that's actually not a bad thing. You'll love some of the new racing tricks that "Cars 3" has up its sleeves, I'm entertained by them and I'm not even a Nascar fan. And the rookie/trainer who secretly wants to race, Cruz Ramirez will surprise you at every corner, that one is like a an eager young prodigy whose skills are just waiting to be discovered given the right opportunity. The themes basically ask the inevitable questions of what we all should do when we get older and are no longer able to do some of the things we love, what would be the the options then. And so I think "Cars 3" does an excellent job of letting you know that if you've reached the point of success, we should then do our part to now guide, train, teach others to reach their point of success too. Don't burn the bridge behind you.-- Rama's Screen --
Ignore all the bad reviews! This was a good movie. (by mcain-26057)
** Possible Spoilers **First off, I have no idea what these other reviewers are talking about with this "alternate universe" theory. The fact is this movies ties perfectly with the first one. All the same characters are in the movie from the first one and many references are made to Doc, so not sure how this thought came about. This movie is essentially a version of cars where Lightning McQueen actually aged, meaning he is not the same age as in the first one. With age, especially in sports, comes new, and younger, talent. In this movie lighning McQueen is faced with this same <more>
challenge, new, younger, talent who are training in new, more advanced, ways. With this younger talent and better training methods Lightning McQueen still trains like he did under Doc Lightning is having a tough time competing against the new guys. He essentially has to make a choice, adapt with new training or retire. I won't go into the details of his choice as I don't want to spoil it for anyone. However, this movie was very good and, I thought, a fitting end to the franchise. Can you imagine a Rocky movie where Rocky never ages and just keeps fighting and beating everyone? No, and that is not how the Rocky series ended. Rocky retired and helped the new up and coming fighter. That is somewhat what happened here. I can only assume the others making the reviews wanted Lightning to be perpetually young and just keep racing and racing and beating everyone, movie after movie. The writers wisely chose not to follow that formula. Yes, I will agree, there is a bit more of a story here than just pure racing, and perhaps that is what people didn't like. However, that didn't make it a bad movie. I hated Cars 2 but I did really like Cars 3. It's not a perfect movie but also isn't what people are making it out to be. Give it a chance and I think you will like it.
"I am Speed!" A quote that will live on forever in the minds of the 2000 generation, movie quote boards, and the status of Disney fans. For those not remembering the quote, or not realizing what this review is about, it is Lightning McQueen's catchphrase in the famous Cars series. Pixar's work about living Cars took the world by storm long ago, but a flat tire left it stranded behind its cousins. After a detour with the second installment, Cars 3 attempts to change tires and redeem itself on the winner circle. And it's my job to commentate and analyze the movie. <more>
Let's rev up and take off with another Robbie movie review. LIKES:Animation: Let's get the obvious out of the way, Pixar continues to prove they rock at making things move. Cars 3 is beautifully detailed, stylish, slick, and fluid on all levels from the skidding tires to simply drinking oil at a local garage bar. Unlike its sequels, the movie really focuses on the fast-paced world of racing, and brings the full effects of Disney animation to life. All the excitement is captivating and exciting, perfect for many audience members of all ages. And with all the new characters plenty of room for merchandising. Soundtrack: Most Disney fans often won't pay attention unless it is a flashy, over the top musical number famous from the renaissance of the 90s and Frozen . Well although not the famous show stopping sequences, Cars 3 has a nice collaboration of song covers to classic songs that is sure to bring up some nostalgia. While not as good as the originals for me, I enjoyed most of the twists in this movie and felt they were appropriately placed in the film. Certainly, not the most unique soundtrack, but strong nonetheless. Comedy: Good news, Cars 3 is still funny, but even more importantly it doesn't rely on comedy as the only gimmick. Rather than relying on Mater's childlike innocence and stupidity, Cars 3 was able to bring some wit to the table and with it some dynamic comedy. Mater still has some quips to throw into the film, but the rest of the gang has some well-timed jabs that touch on a variety of topics and styles, which again, will hit most members of the audience. Story: The team must have taken a step back and analyzed the blue prints of their tale. Cars 3 story is miles above Car2, dropping into the character development and life lessons made famous in the first film. It is jam packed full of emotion, with gripping tales all coming together into a very compact package. With exciting races built into the story, the movie keeps a nice pace and remains fun to watch while also being educational. No convoluted tales of quirky action or stretches here folks, it's just classic country lifestyle. DISLIKES:Depressing: This really doesn't reveal anything, but much of this movie is quite depressing. While there is certainly a broad range of emotions "racing" through this film, I can say a good chunk is spent in the downer zone. While the kids will have a few moments that might upset them, adults are going to really take the blunt of the depression in this movie. The trailers have already hinted at the message, but they didn't prepare me for the intensity this movie has at times. Fortunately, they relieve that melancholy with fun moments, but somehow Pixar keeps that sullen moment in your mind. Old jokes: I told you they did a nice job balancing jokes, but I didn't say perfect, did I? Cars 3 gets a little obsessive with one joke category and starts to rely on it a little too much. These jokes at times is the perfect icing on the cake, but often it goes with that depressing component I told you about. I found the fun starting to leave and the sadness starting to set on way to go Pixar, depressing comedy. Still, your kids will laugh and might pick up a few annoying phrases to throw at you in the process. Characters dropped: Like many Disney films, the studios find a way to dump on the old to bring in the new. While certainly not the worst example of dropping characters, Cars 3 reduced many of your favorite character to background characters delivering somewhere between 1-5 lines. So those heavy on Mater, Sally, and the rest of the gang need to lower your expectations, and prepare to fall in love with the new guys on hand. This disproportion of characters is certainly sad to see, and while I do enjoy many of the new characters, you can't help but long to have the old and new world blend a little more together. The VERDICT:Cars 3 was certainly rebuilt from the wreckage of the last movie. The animation remains stunning, brought to full throttle with the exciting races thrown into the mix. Pixar makes the tale funny and with a much deeper, enriching story than number 2. Unfortunately for the audience above the age of 15, a somber mood hangs over much of this movie and it lacks a good balance of integrating old with the new. There are some other components I could comment on, but I'm out of room so you'll have to see for yourself. Nevertheless, Cars 3 is definitely worth a trip to the theater folks, and probably the leading blockbuster of this weekend's new releases. My scores:Animation/Adventure/Comedy: 8.0 Movie Overall: 7.0
I thought the movie was pretty good throughout. My main problem with it was the ending. Lightning McQueen should've won his last race on his own, and in doing it the way they did, it removes the message of you can do anything you set your mind to. Having McQueen mentor Cruz in general was a good idea, but the execution was poor. Leaving a somewhat disappointing ending for the Cars franchise. One question I'm left with, how old is McQueen in this movie? It doesn't make it clear, although one can assume that he's been doing this for a long time now that one of the Cars <more>
grandfathers was able to watch him? I believe the people rating 1* aren't giving the movie enough credit, although I agree with a lot of their points, such as what I listed above, it was still a good Pixar movie. My Rating: 8/10