Cars 3 Movie Review

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 by



Disney Pixar is the leader in animated movies! We always love a Disney movie, but are so excited that the Cars story has continued into a third movie, Cars 3. The determination of Lightning McQueen, the humor of Tow Mater, and all that speed leaves us excited to return to Radiator Springs. Keep reading to see our Cars 3 movie review.


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About Cars 3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!


Cars movie poster


Jersey Family Fun has been sharing information on Cars 3 for months – catch up with our Cars 3 post here where you can find fun printables, watch more trailers, and see more exclusive photos.


We also are excited for the new Cars 3: Driven to Win game from Warner Brothers Interactive. Step behind the wheel of your favorite Cars character and race those fun tracks as seen in the movies!


Cars 3 Official Trailer


Did we like it?


Our Cars 3 movie review

Our group of 5 included two adults, two 7-year-old boys and a 9-year-old girl. All of us had seen the earlier movies and the boys walked into the theater holding their Cars toys in anticipation. We were excited to see more from our favorite characters and no one was left disappointed with the Cars 3 movie.


In Cars 3, the legendary Lightning McQueen returns to the track a little older and a lot slower than the new models of racecars. After a devastating loss, Lightning hides away in Radiator Springs until he’s ready to bring himself to the next level of racing. Through that, he meets Cruz Ramirez, a shiny yellow car who trains him and leaves the audience laughing. She just might be your new favorite (she’s mine!).


Along the way to the final race of the movie, you’ll meet other new favorites. Our favorite part might be when Cruz and Lightning stumble into a demolition derby – not a typical place for a racecar! It reminded us of our trips to Monster Jam. When Lightning and Cruz find their way to some of Doc Hudson’s old friends, it really ties the movie back to the start of the series.


Just like you’d expect from a racing movie, Cars 3 is well paced and kept us interested. There’s some scenes where little ones could get scared by some of the crashing, but there wasn’t much negative reaction from the children in the theater. Our Cars 3 showing was in 3D but even if it wasn’t, the movie is animated beautifully. Watch for one of Lightning’s fans in the crowd during the races, his enthusiasm is contagious!


Cars 3 will be released on June 16, 2017! You can learn more about the movie at the official site, Cars 3.


CRAZY 8 DRAMA — In “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hits the road in an effort to reignite his career. Along the way, he finds himself in the middle of a smash-and-crash, figure-8 race, facing off against local legend Miss Fritter, a formidable school bus who—like #95 himself—doesn’t like to lose. Featuring Lea DeLaria as the voice of Miss Fritter, Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


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Melanie is a stay at home mom of a 6 year old boy and 10 year old girl. She lives in Union County and grew up in Middlesex County. Her children enjoy ice skating (she holds the shoes), crafting, amusement parks, and just generally being kids! Melanie always says, being 45 minutes from NYC or the Jersey Shore makes this the best place to live!

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