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

 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 3Pin
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.

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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?

My name is Jérémie Laviolette. I am happily married with 2 little princesses (11 and 10). 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. If we aren't at Walt Disney World Resort we are usually at sea with Disney Cruise Line. 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 Playcation Travel. 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 reservations, and providing detailed daily itineraries.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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


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