Review: Cars 3
a great closing chapter in McQueen's story, and a return in spirit to the original
Amidst the chaotic sea of pop songs, dancing, indulgent and random character
design and plots, and increasingly vulgar humor that have become staples of
animated films these days, it's always nice to see a Pixar film. Moderate on action and heavy on dialogue, for any movie but especially an animated one, Cars 3 is no exception. Returning to the spirit of the first one, it follows Lightning McQueen as he trains to get back on top of his game following an influx of newer, cutting-edge racers, but ultimately and unwittingly ends up finding fulfilment as a mentor to Cruz Ramirez, his young trainer, just as Doc Hudson did with him. Speaking of Doc Hudson, you'll notice some new, apparently unused dialogue from the first movie being used in flashbacks years after Paul Newman's death. In conclusion, this is an enjoyable movie that like others from Pixar transcends genres, and is a good time for all, assuming your mind hasn't yet been turned to mush by the current animation scene.
4 stars out of 5
Now available on Blu-ray 3D, but NOT in the US. Can be imported from the UK at roughly the same price as an American store bought 2D Blu-ray, with all the same features.