Cars 3 (2017)
Another sequel to the animated movie Cars.
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Good movie but grossly overrated
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
First off, I want to say that when Cars 1 first came out, I loved that movie and I sill love it today. I was about 6 when Cars 2 came out, I liked it when I was younger, but now I don't. Now, I'm 13 and this came out on Netflix a little while ago. Boy, was I dissapointed. In this movie, McQueen retires after a new racer who turns out to be faster than McQueen. This means that he is done racing for life because he is too old. But McQueen doesn't want to stop racing, so one day he gets invited to a place that he'll spend the rest of his life at. A girl car named Cruz who turns out to be a fan of McQueen is his instructor. Since McQueen is too old to finish his race, he let Cruz finish it for him.If you're a fan of the first Cars, don't watch it. I have to give some credit of this movie being better than the second Cars though.5/10
Lightning McQueen is humiliated when he crashes in a race won by arrogant - and very fast - upstart Jackson Storm. After moping about for a while, McQueen decides he is not ready for retirement. He finds a news sponsor, but has a rocky relationship with Cruz Ramirez, the trainer provided for him: her ideas about training are very different to his, and he can't help thinking back to his mentor Doc Hudson. And it is a fact that he is getting older and slower.Cars is probably my least favourite Pixar franchise. The first one was OK+ and the second one was merely OK. So here we are with the 3rd entry in a franchise which has never thrilled me, and which has gone slightly downhill in the two preceding entries - and it's really, really good.There were three reasons why I liked this so much. One was the technical side of the CGI - the background design, the lighting, dust and water animation etc. were all superb. The second thing I liked was Paul Newman's voice cameo, nearly 9 years after his death, with dialogue heard here for the first time. And the third thing which I liked - loved, actually - was the way the story stopped being silliness about an old car which couldn't go fast enough, and started to be about self-image and self-worth, heritage, and sacrifice for the benefit of others.And the final race has you seriously on the edge of your seat, not just because of suspense over the result, but because of the emotional stakes.If the Cars franchise finishes with this film, it would be a very fitting film to go out on.
2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad)Anyone who knows me knows that I love Pixar. They have provided my generation with animated classics finding heart, humor, and emotion in ideas that seem poised to fail. However, Pixar's track record as of late has been very hit-and-miss, alternating between tear-inducing masterpieces like "Inside Out" and serviceable fair like "Brave". Every film studio has a few hiccups, but Pixar used to be the outlier, the company my generation could depend on for grade-A entertainment, and, if anything, allow us now 20-somethings to watch an animated movie and not have to lower our standards "because it's for kids.""Cars 3" wants desperately to be one of the great Pixar movies: At points it delivers honest truths about the cruel nature of the racing industry and has a great number of laughs, but the film is less than the sum of its parts. For every emotional moment, witty line, or thrilling race sequence, there is a lazy joke or painful bit of writing. The film is caught between being a more realistic dramedy dealing with mature themes, or just settle with entertaining young children (which, in my theater, it completely failed to do). I've definitely seen worse children's films, but "Cars 3" hurt me more because it had promise.We once again follow Lightening McQueen (Voiced by a bored-sounding Owen Wilson) at the top of his game, with pals Mater (Voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), Sally (Voiced by Bonnie Hunt), and all the other side "caracters" by his side. However, Lightening's racing career is threatened by rising hotshot Jackson Storm (Voiced by Armie Hammer), who causes him to wreck during a big race and take time out to change his game plan at a tech-heavy training center. Unfortunately, Lightening is paired with ultra fangirl Cruz, who is as good at training as I am at Calculus, forcing him to work harder than ever, and possibly realize that he's reached the end of the road.I have never loved this franchise. "Cars" was fine if unremarkable, and "Cars 2" was total kiddishness. "Cars 3" falls somewhere in the middle, with unexpected drama and moments of poignancy, but also having the overly childish humor. I thoroughly enjoyed the racing sequences in this film, and there are several moments of witty banter that made me laugh out loud, but those elements failed to coalesce into an entertaining whole for me. The film wants to emulate "Toy Story 3", which was more of a dark prison drama than a family comedy, but the difference between the two franchises is that "Toy Story" entertained children AND adults, while "Cars" primarily entertains kids. Kids who loved the first two films in this series will love this one too, but those of us who never understood the appeal of this series will gain very little from this one."Cars 3" has occasional funny lines, good racing sequences, and unexpectedly poignant drama, but childish humor once again kills any dramatic weight that could have existed otherwise.Rated G
This was awesome, because how they managed to make this movie great and that the climax was very interesting. Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storms are very great characters that made this movie very awesome, and even though it was tough for Lightning he never quit and got what he wanted and that is to continue in the sport he loved.