The New CARS 3 Trailer Erases Any Doubt It’s Not A Full-On Sports Movie
Rocky McQueen

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 (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) 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.

I’m not a big fan of Cars. I like how stupid Cars 2 is. I love Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. I would not consider myself someone that would ordinarily be excited for Cars 3. With all that said, I’m actually looking forward to Cars 3.

The big reason is because they’ve found a story angle that finally makes perfect sense for this professional athlete. It’s a sports movie. And not only is it a sports movie, it’s a sports movie about an over-the-hill athlete who tries to take on the next generation. It’s like Rocky III, but with cars.

I couldn’t help but actually get emotional at the moment the little kid yells Lightning McQueen’s name, probably because little kids actually do love the shit out of Lightning McQueen. I love the idea of this character being broken and trying to come back and fight against a new generation of technologically advanced cars. That’s interesting, and it’s probably the best way they could take the Cars franchise.

I’m so high on Cars 3 that I’m legitimately wondering whether it’ll convert me into an actual fan of Cars 1. I don’t want to get too ahead of myself though.

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