From what we’ve seen in trailers, Cars 3 is all about the future of racing. The new kids are fast, Lightning McQueen doesn’t understand their “digital racing simulations,” and he’s got a big wreck to recover from. But the movie will also have a token to the past, with Lightning visiting an abandoned ghost track.
As you may recall, I have a complicated relationship with the Pixar franchise Cars. Now there’s a new installment of the Cars series coming out, and, as you know, it’s my solemn duty to evaluate it. We’ve got some new car-characters that have been revealed, so let’s see what we can learn.
I may be reading too much into this, but Cars 3 really feels like a movie rallying against Lewis Hamilton.
Okay it's a Nissan Silvia and not a NASCAR stocker, but it's a real car done up like Lighting McQueen! And it drifts!
Cars 2 is coming, which means an unrelenting onslaught of licensed toys. Chief among them is Disney's Lightning McQueen Alive 1:55 scale car—pat it on the head, and it wobbles, shrugs, and—get ready: talks in Owen Wilson's voice.
Animated or not, "Cars" was one of the best car movies made this past decade. Only oddity? The machine/flesh cars populating Pixar's world. They have engines and tires, but also tongues and eyeballs. Here's how it works. [Agent44 via FuckYeahCarburetors]
Got little car nerds and looking for ways to further indoctrinate them? Pixar's cooking up Cars 2 and here's the first image showing some inter-series racing going on in the shadow of mount Fuji. [Pixarplanet via GordonAndTheWhale]
The radio was touting it all week in the ads. You knew it had to happen, but wow there were munchkins everywhere around the full-sized versions of Tow Mater and Lightning McQueen. I think one of them may have tried to chew through my leg to get around me. Sadly, I wasn't able to catch the flash mob that almost cost me…