Apparently, the days surrounding my sister’s birthday are always going to be great movies! Cars 3 is coming to theaters June 16th, and the little people in my house are always excited when any cartoon features fast. Good thing we know a little bit about Lightning McQueen and his antics, so we know what we should expect from the sports car.
Or maybe not. Either way, we look forward to a great time, full of speed, and quick quips!
I have a cousin who LIVED for Cars when it first came out, and a little part of me is hoping that even in his older age, he’s as excited about this new movie as he was about the first and second. We heard so much about the movie from him, and fed into his love of it every single time we could. I remember purchasing a piston cup for his birthday and him going CRAZY over receiving it.
I also like to maintain that we also played a little bit into his love of cars in general, because we (and this is total family, we) all just went Cars crazy during his early years. He’s 10 now, so it’s only going to get stronger. I’m sure he knew about the release date of this movie long before I did.
Owen Wilson is back as Lightning McQueen, a world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.
Joining the cast is Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez, a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team’s talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it?
Armie Hammer comes to the screen as Jackson Storm, fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it.
You can keep up with talk of Cars 3 by following #Cars3 on social media and watching the You Tube videos posted above! Get your tickets early too! It’s sure to be a good time!
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