Lightning McQueen is busy doing his thing – winning races – until, well, he isn’t.
There’s a new breed of racer in town, using technology and crunched numbers to gain an advantage and win those shiny cups. Jackson Storm is fast becoming the new king of the racing ring, and McQueen isn’t sure how to deal. His sponsors have a plan though, selling out to mudflap money man (and number 95 fan) Sterling, who builds an institute to train up-and-coming racers – and (ostensibly) help McQueen regain a competitive edge.
Cars 3 is essentially a Rocky movie, just with more stickers. The ageing champ is on his way out, a new breed is coming through, the older guy doesn’t want to quit, but he needs to find a way to compete… Should he continue on, or realise that his competitive days are over and mentor the next generation?
Cars 3 has several emotionally resonant adult themes running through its fuel lines, as well as a spirited girl power message (yes, gender bias also exists in a vehicular society). And there’s more racing and less fluff than its two predecessors. Start your engines, Pixar fans.
Release Date: 8 November 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper
- Audio Commentary with director Brian Fee, producer Kevin Reher, co-producer Andrea Warren, and Cars franchise creative director
- Deleted Scenes
- Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
- Cars D’oeuvres
- My First Car
- Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
- Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could
- Ready for the Race
- Cars 3 Reveals:
– Lightning McQueen
– Cruz Ramirez
– Jackson Storm