Cars 3 DVD Review
Cars 3 is an interesting and fun movie. It has a good storyline, and the characters are well-developed. It also has a good message, promoting the idea that girls can do anything they want.
This Disney/Pixar release boasts typically excellent 1080p HD picture quality and a terrific DTS HD-MA 7.1 audio mix. Sandy beaches, concrete raceways and the textured details of Mater’s rusty body are rendered in amazing detail.
The Cars franchise has developed a bit of a stigma that it exists to sell toys. While that may be true of the first film, this third installment finds its heart in a much more meaningful way.
When world-champion racer Lightning McQueen begins losing races to newer, flashier, high tech cars, he considers retirement. He gets a new lease on life though when he meets spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez.
The disc is packed with fun extras including a cute short film Lou; a featurette on how real-world race training influenced the filmmakers; a look at how the team shaped tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez; and more.
Mater, the incomparable tow truck from Radiator Springs, takes his friendship with star racecar Lightning McQueen on a world tour of thrilling new places. But their trip isn’t without its share of potholes and detours. Voiced by Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy and more, Cars 3 is a fun, family-friendly adventure.
This visually stunning animated sequel reunites hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen with his old flame Sally and Doc Hudson in a race against a blazing new generation of fast cars. The film features a new cast of characters and a heartwarming story that proves there’s more to life than winning races.
After a decade away, Mater and Sally return to Radiator Springs, only to be blindsided by Jackson Storm, an arrogant rookie with a new generation of high-tech race cars. Against all odds, McQueen must prove that he’s still the best in the world.
Cars 3 is one of Pixar’s weakest movies to date. It tries to send a message that’s admirable, but uses the character of McQueen in the same way a magician would use misdirection.
The film also fails to capture the fun and humor of the first two movies. It’s not that the voice acting is bad; Owen Wilson and Cristela Alonzo are great, but the script gives them nothing to work with.
Cruz Ramirez is a spirited trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She is a 2017 CRS sports coupe with a Dinoco paint job. Her license plate reads “C01 06A”, which is a combination of her voice actress Cristela Alonzo’s initials and her birthday.
Owen Wilson voices McQueen, who finds himself blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). He enlists tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez to help him stay competitive. The film also features Kerry Washington as statistical analyst Natalie Certain, Lea DeLaria as formidable school bus Miss Fritter and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton as voice command assistant Hamilton.
The CG animation in Cars 3 is amazingly detailed, with every blemish and scratch visible on the vehicles. The film also features a wide range of clever background graphics, stickers, products, ads and billboards that are loaded with inside jokes and hidden references.
Owen Wilson voices McQueen, who is forced to accept that he may be past his prime as a racer. Cristela Alonzo voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who helps him regain his speed. Lea DeLaria portrays Miss Fritter, the intimidating demolition derby bus that leads the Radiator Springs crew. Nathan Fillion voices Sterling, a sneaky new sponsor. Margo Martindale voices Louise “Barnstormer” Nash, Doc Hudson’s one-time mentor.
Jackson Storm is a new, sleek next-generation race car that represents the new generation of high-tech cars capable of reaching speeds that few old-model cars can match. However, he has an oversized ego and disrespects other racers in ways that go beyond simple trash talk. His attitude eventually cost him his job at a racing training center run by Mr. Biggs.
When Lightning McQueen starts losing races to Jackson Storm, he considers retiring. But can his hot Latina trainer Cruz Ramirez help him rekindle his racing dreams? The film stars award-winning actors Owen Wilson and Cristela Alonzo, with Armie Hammer as the sleek Jackson Storm.