Movie Review: Cars 3 (Disney)

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Lightning McQueen and friends see the checkered flag.

Lightning McQueen is starting to get older. As newer and faster cars easily beat him in races, he realizes it’s time to change. Lightning ends up getting paired up with a trainer named Cruz Ramirez. The problem is Cruz’s training methods don’t sit well with Lightning, so he decides to go back to basics and when it all began. But with he be able to beat the newer cars or will he be forced to retire.

Cars 3 gets back to the basics that we saw in the first Cars film. I did like Cars 2, but it was completely different. We have the same heart that we fell in love with the first film and the focus is mainly about Lightning and him discovering more about himself.

Owen Wilson does great as always as Lightning. Cristela Alonzo plays Cruz and she does so with so much wit it’s great. 

The only issue I really had with this film is there was a huge lack of Mater, played by Larry the Cable Guy. His character is limited to about 6 scenes. I don’t understand why the director decided to reduce his role as I love the friendship between Lightning and Mater.

Without giving anything away, it does really wrap up the Cars franchise. The ending was perfect and I really hope Disney doesn’t try to make more money off of it by ruining it with another sequel.

All in all, this is really a fun family film. I honestly can’t remember the last G-rated family film I saw. Don’t worry about the rating. There’s enough humor for both kids and adults to love here. 

Cars 3 is open now in theaters. 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.