Movie Review : Cars 3
Cars 3 proves the franchise still has some tread left in those tires!
It’s great to have a three-day weekend, but not so nice when you can’t really get out because of inclement weather. Though it does present a great opportunity to get a chance to work on the blog, and then sit down to watch a new release. Sadly, it has been 4 months since I have last posted a movie review. Sorry to have kept you all waiting!
This month I have chosen to review Disney/Pixar’s latest addition to the popular Cars franchise, Cars 3. I enjoyed the original film, as well as the lighter comedy of Cars 2, even though it received mixed reviews from critics.
Cars 3 promised a return to the more serious in-depth story, more similar to the darker tones set in the original, introducing new characters while bringing back our favorite characters, played by the same voice actors. The movie focuses on Lightening McQueen’s (Voiced by Owen Wilson) struggle and failure to remain competitive in the ever-changing technology in competitive auto racing. After a stunning loss to a rookie race car by the name of Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), using cutting edge technology and science to win. Lightening McQueen pushes himself harder the next race but continues to lose to the newer, faster, and more agile rookies. Resulting in an accident that takes him out of the race due to pushing himself beyond his limits.
While recovering from his accident, and fearing he will be forced into retirement, his owners Rusty and Dusty (Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi) send him to a state of the art training facility run by Sterling, to be trained to beat the newer technology by personal trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo).
I really enjoyed the movie! Brian Fee delivered as promise a feature animation that felt more like the original, while intruding us to new characters. The storyline also felt like a very natural progression in the franchise touching on something that isn’t often talked about during a sports hero’s time in the limelight, the knowledge at the back of their head that just like their rise to glory and taking someone else’s spot in the winner’s circle. Someday someone, a rookie will come up from below and take their place. It is the nature of being competitive. I think both children and adults will enjoy Pixar/Disney’s latest release. I give it 4 stars! It currently holds a critic rating of 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 4 ½ stars at the iTunes music store.
Will Lightning McQueen be able to regain his edge against the rookies, or will be be forced into retirement only so spend out his last days doing product endorsements for Sterling? I highly recommend renting Cars 3, from the iTunes music store or Amazon today and find out! The DVD and Blu-Ray will be available to purchase from Amazon November 14th, 44.00 for the Blu-Ray and $34.99 for the DVD. https://www.amazon.com/Cars-3-Blu-ray-Owen-Wilson/dp/B071Z1D23B/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1510329871&sr=8-7&keywords=cars+3
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The anual Seoul international Lantern festival is taking place right now until November 19th 2017. I had an opportunity to blog the festival back in 2015 http://www.catracing.org/hendrb/repost-seoul-lantern-festival/ If you are going to be in Seoul I highly recommend attending.