Lightning McQueen is back in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3

| June 20, 2017 | 18 Comments

 In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen is up against a new breed of technologically advanced race car. Will he beat the odds and these faster rookie racers?


Lightning McQueen is back in Disney/Pixar's Cars 3

Lightning McQueen replica car ~ taken by Lyne Proulx


Lightning is in an unusual situation, he is no longer the fastest car on the track. The newest race cars, lead by Storm, are faster and better trained with the latest cutting edge technology.

McQueen gets a new training facility and trainer, Cruz Ramirez, who tries to coach Lightning with the latest technology. He resists the change and decides to continue with his unconventional training methods. This gets them both in some odd and sticky situations.


Lightning McQueen is back in Disney/Pixar's Cars 3

Lightning McQueen trailer ~ taken by Lyne Proulx


My Opinion

The movie features all of McQueen’s friends from Radiator Springs, with just the right amount of Mater. Doc Hudson is a large portion of the movie. It does not follow the typical comeback story. The rookies are passive aggressive rather than straight up mean, opting for backhanded comments and mind games. The only scary portion, for my daughter, was a little later in the movie when Lightning is in danger but the source of danger is quite absurd and the scene doesn’t last very long.

Those new to the series or don’t quite remember Cars 1 or 2 will be reminded of everything they need to know via flashbacks. My family was entertained and enjoyed it. We were pleasantly surprised by the story that was told and the direction the movie went. I don’t think it will be on repeat for a month, like some of the other Disney/Pixar movies from recent years.  

Will Kachow prevail and beat the rookies? Will he protect his brand? Or is this the end of his fabulous racing career?

Have you seen the Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 yet? If yes, how did you like it?


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My name is Jérémie Laviolette. I am happily married with 2 little princesses (4 and 6). My love for Disney started when I was a little kid watching all the classics. My first visit to Walt Disney World was fairly late in life at 27. Since that first visit in 2010, our family goes back every chance we get. After planning numerous family trips as well as many trips for friends, family, and co-workers, I decided to do it for a living. I am now a travel agent that Specializes in Selling Disney Vacations with Pure Magic Vacations, a Canadian Disney Earmarked travel agency that charges no service fees. I will help you with every aspect of your Disney vacation, including but not limited to: answering all your questions, picking a resort for your family, suggesting and making dining and FastPass+ reservations, and providing detailed daily itineraries.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandsons are very excited about this movie 🙂

  2. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’ve never seen the Cars movies before. They look super adorable.

  3. Brenda A says:

    My kids are too old for this type of movie, but my kindergarteners are super stoked!

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    I have only seen the first one, but this one looks like it’s going to be a good one!!

  5. Kristi says:

    I haven’t seen this one yet, but my family is looking forward to it!

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My daughter and her children saw this movie recently and although my daughter didn’t like it as much as the previous ones my grandchildren loved it.

  7. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love this string of movies because they’ve got humor and adrenaline to so you are entertained throughout the movie besides my nephews love all of them and can’t wait for this one.

  8. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    My family loves the cars movies. We can’t wait to see this one. So cute. Thank you so much for sharing

  9. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I can’t wait to see this with my grandchildren. We did see one and two and really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing this review. God Bless

  10. Darlene Demell says:

    My grandson would love this movie. He loves Lightning McQueen.

  11. Nate says:

    Looks like a very good movie

  12. loriag says:

    I have seen Cars 1 and 2 but I still have not seen Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3. It is time!

  13. DebH says:

    I have some catching up to do on the Disney Cars movies!

  14. Brian Hwang says:

    Cars was pretty good, Cars 2 was way too over stimulating and Cars 3 was a return to better form IMO.

  15. Stephanie Z says:

    My husband loves these movies. These are good family-friendly movies.

  16. Dorothy Boucher says:

    We watched the first one but definitely would love to see more of the cars.

  17. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I thought all of the movies in this series were awesome

  18. Jo-Anne Christine Pfoh says:

    My kids are such fans of this series

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