Cars 3 is Disney Pixar’s latest installment to the high-speed adventures of Lightning Mcqueen and Mater who we’ve all grown to adore. Growing up with Cars when it first came out in 2006 ( I was 9 ). I must say I was pleasantly surprised with how well Cars 3 did compared to the hiccup that was Cars 2. Cars 3 introduced some new characters for today’s youth to appreciate while helping old fans like me have some closure about Lightning’s race career. Oddly enough, I left the theater wanting to see more, after such a great ending to the film ( but I want my dang Incredibles 2, Disney! ). Before I get into the lessons, I have to say the visuals in Cars 3 were gorgeous. There was a scene where Lightning is on a road trip, and the camera cuts between various landscapes, which was a nice touch.
Without further ado, here are 3 Lessons You’ll Learn From Cars 3:
1. It’s Never Too Late To Follow Your Dreams: Cruz Ramirez, the newest addition to the Cars family, plays Lightning’s new trainer in the film who always aspired to become a racer herself. Without spoiling too much, Cruz has a chance at acquiring her dream but doesn’t succeed at first. Later on, Cruz gets a second chance, but does she succeed? I’ll leave that for you to find out. Anywho, I think this is a positive lesson for people to be reminded of, especially our youth.
2. Always Believe In Yourself: Throughout many instances in the film, Lightning is brutally discouraged by the new era of racers entering the league, Jackson Storm in particular. In fact, Lightning Mcqueen gets straight up roasted in this movie almost from start to finish; it was hard to watch. Later on throughout the film, Lightning finds new hope after seeking knowledge and help from others and learns that whether you win or lose, believing in yourself makes the experience a lot better.
3. Adjust To Your Competition: Throughout the film, Lightning Mcqueen is considered to be a “veteran” or “outdated” compared to the racing league’s newest contenders. Therefore he learns to adjust to the competition by becoming a smarter racecar, opposed to a fast one. This lesson falls under the same category that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and I think it’s an import lesson for people to be reminded of as they evolve in their profession. Additionally, it’s a great lesson for kids to learn at an early age. Change is good under the right circumstances.
I would say Cars 3 is an outstanding viewing option for the family and a great opportunity for a fun night out. The movie pleasantly surprised me in a way that had me wanting more, and I think there were a lot of cool scenes all throughout. And with every film, there are lessons to be learned. So, there you have it guys, Cars 3 zooms into theaters Friday, June 16th so don’t miss it!