Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 3” was a big hit in theatres earlier this year, and it’s now available for your home viewing pleasure on BluRay/DVD and digital download. The action takes place an undisclosed number of years after the original movie and finds Lightning McQueen competing against a new generation of amazingly fast and flashy racers. This new generation is high tech and engineered for maximum speed, leaving McQueen struggling to keep up. Following a devastating crash, he gets a new, young trainer, Cruz Ramirez whose goal it is to teach this old dog some new tricks.
As should be expected, “Cars 3” brings amazing, realistic animation, courtesy of the talent at Pixar. It also comes with a solid story line and excellent character development, reminiscent of the first Cars movie. There are even a good few flashbacks to Doc Hudson, providing inspiration to Lightning as he faces his new challenges. This is a story of generations, and change, and of accepting new roles. It’s also a story of believing in yourself and the power of confidence.
In many ways, Cruz Ramirez is the quiet star of this movie. She presents a complicated character with a solid back story, and her development over the course of the film is a key plot point. As we watch her confidence grow, we are given a wonderful, strong female character in what has primarily been a franchise primarily appealing to boys.
“Cars 3” tells a great story, and tells it well. There are lots of laughs, and lots of emotions. Definitely recommend.
This BluRay Combo pack includes both a BluRay and a DVD disc, as well as a third disc with bonus features. There are deleted scenes as well as behind the scenes looks at how characters where imagined and developed and how real-world racing influenced the film makers. The package also includes the Pixar short, “Lou,” a sweet little story about a school bully and how he turns around.
“Cars 3” is available wherever you usually purchase your movies. If you wish to order online, here is my affiliate link for Amazon.
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