I think Cars 3 was my favorite of the trilogy. Peyton and I went to see it this summer and just loved it! And if you missed it in theaters, tomorrow you can watch it at home! It will be available for digital streaming for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Cars 3 is a smidge different than the other Cars movies. In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen is older. He’s had a terrific race life and it may be time for him to hang up his tires and move into retirement. There are fasters, more technologically advanced cars coming up the racing ranks and Lighting doesn’t have the equipment to compete. But he’s not giving up that easy!
In the final race of the season, Storm (the newer, sleeker race car) and McQueen are battling it out in the Piston Cup track, both trying to take first place. McQueen ends up spinning out and ending the race with a rollover crash. Many thought it was over for McQueen. But it wasn’t.
McQueen’s sponsors took him to a training facility where he met Cruz Ramirez, she helped get him back in racing shape and return to the Piston Cup for a rematch with Jackson Storm. But along the way, there were some interesting twists and turns.
Cars 3 is just as good as the first Cars. Both Peyton and I were entertained and engrossed in the film. There’s a lot of messages in Cars 3 that little ones need to hear. Like, never give up. Even though McQueen had a major, scary accident he went back. He raced again. And we see throughout the film how he deals with the stress, insecurities, and struggles at times with racing again. That’s a really wonderful lesson for little ones to see.
I love Cruz Ramirez, she reminds me of the little engine that could. She never gives up on her dream and she never listened to anyone that told her she couldn’t do it. Another great lesson for kids to hear.
Cars 3 is a full of positive encouragement that can help kids navigate the disappointments they experience while growing up. But they are so entertained by the movie they won’t even realize they are learning! But they will. You’ll see when they come across a similar situation in their own lives how they will apply what McQueen, Ramirez, Doc or one of the many other characters reacted and how they handled it.
Cars 3 will be available for digital streaming tomorrow and on DVD/Blu-Ray November 7th.