Are Things Really Looking Good for Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’?

When Hollywood are onto a good thing they love to milk it for all it is worth. Sadly, more often than not, the sequels and later editions rarely come close to the original.


Pixar and Disney are often guilty of this and “Cars 2” was a classic case in point. Despite that, they have had the temerity to produce “Cars 3” and the trailer was released 2 weeks ago. Let’s just say my initial reaction was not too enthusiastic, and that is putting it mildly. “Cars 2” had a few obvious issues but after letting the initial negativity subside, I decided to take a closer look at the trailer and attempted to keep an open mind.

The film is due to be released in theatres on June 16, 2017 and is set in the United States only, unlike the last edition. While “Cars 2,” was said to have been too far-fetched and complicated they have simplified the plot for “Cars 3” “Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns.

Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!” was the official line by Pixar. The tagline of the movie is “From this moment, everything will change” so I guess we are in for a bit of excitement and adventure as McQueen comes to grips with the fact that he will need all the help he can get against the new kids on the block.

This will come in the form of the lovely young female technician, Hispanic Cruz Ramirez as well as a bit of guidance from Doc Hudson as he takes on his latest nemesis at the Florida 500 – Jackson Storm. Director Brian Fee tells us “This movie is a love letter to racing and the American way,” adding “We’re inspired by the Americana you see traveling through the South where every small town has a dirt track.” I guess we’ll just have to wait until June next year to see for ourselves but it looks promising and I am happy to give it a chance.