While Z isn’t *quite* as Cars obsessed as he used to be (he now shares the Cars/trains/Planes obsession with Batman & TMNT, sigh), Cars & Cars 2 are always movies they welcome watching on a Saturday morning as we ease into the day. We showed them the first trailer & sneaks as soon as we found them & since then, both Zach & Lucy have been asking when do we see it?!
I was thrilled to tell them last weekend & we would be able to see Cars 3 THIS WEEK! I snuck off at lunch to the Disney Store & bought Cars 3 tees (Buy one get one half off FTW!), so as I shared on IG, we were all set & so excited!
In a completely out of our usual behavior, we happened to be early to the screening & I’m glad we were. Lucy & Zach munched on popcorn & settled in for the film. Be sure to be there early because Disney Pixar has as short story animated treat to watch first.
Lou was great! It’s the story of a playground bully & the LOst & foUnd box that stands in his way.
We all laughed through it & I hoped my kiddos were paying attention to the message!
Then onto CARS 3!
The old gang was back together & I could not have been happier to see the faces of Lucy & Zach smiling over ole Mater & friends cheering on Lighting McQueen racing!
New class of rookies with more technology throws a wrench in Lightning’s winning streak & also in the friendly atmosphere Lightning & his long-standing racers had created.
The crash that’s seen in the trailers knocks Lightning off his typical confidence & has him rethinking his future in racing.
Lightning goes to his new training facility. It’s shiny & fancy & filled with new Cars racers & a new trainer named Cruz. Hilarity ensues & Lightning decides to try training his way. First on his list: Daytona beach like the old days!
When that doesn’t quite go as he hoped, he hits the road (with Cruz in tow) to see what he can find.
Lightning, inspired by the memory of Doc, goes ole school & tries to find the racing legions of the past.
Like Thomasville, NC (home of Cars NASCAR legions & my Pawpaw) ole school where Lightning & Cruz enlist the help of some older cars (including Smokey & Louise, who was inspired by the first female NASCAR driver). I LOVED this section of the film where the directors really paid homage to the history & heart behind the sport.
Will Lightning be ready to take on the young guns in the final race of the season?! You’ll have to go to the movies this weekend to find out!
I hope you & your family love this one as much as we did! Cars 3 is rated G & I really believe it’s family friendly for all ages.
Zach loved all the races; he could not even pick a favorite scene. Lucy liked Cruz. Jason was still talking about how much he loved it to his coworkers later on this week & we’ve already decided we’ll have to own it as soon as it comes out. & I loved that Cars 3 introduced strong female cars who helped save the day. Y’all know I’m all about that girl power vibe & instilling in Lucy & Zach that historical gender roles should not define who or what you want to be when you grow up!
Go see Cars 3 ~ it was awesome! & while you wait til movie time, here’s a few fun things to get you hyped up. A Corn Fritters recipe from Mrs Fritter! A Lightning McQueen memory game & a Spot the Difference game with Natalie Certain, the new statistical analyst!
While Disney Pixar did provide us with passes (as well as tattoos that Lucy & Zach have been super excited over), their generosity did not play a role in my honest review of the film.