Watch the trailers. Is this a kid’s movie?
This installment of the Cars franchise just did not really work. The humor really wasnt there, the old characters were reduced in role and the new characters really did not do it for me.
Warning — Spoilers Ahead
Lightning McQueen is no longer the fastest car on the racetrack. He is getting kind of old, and newer race cars are faster. He picks up a new sponsor and trains at a new site in an attempt to regain his mojo. His personal trainer is a lady car. She has lots of spunk and sass; things go downhill from there. It turns out that she wanted to be a race car herself in her youth, but she couldn’t actually do it because she felt intimidated. SO after training with Lightning MCQueen, she becomes a very fast car. When the big race comes, Lightning McQueen decides to do the race as a tag-team, where he does the first half and she does the second. Of course this violates the rules of all real races, but apparently it doesn’t in the cars world. Of course the mean male cars in the race trash talk her, hence upon she trash talks them right back. Eventually she wins the race. The moral of the story is that female cars can do it also, all that they need is a bit of confidence.
The world that Cars lives in is not so ambiguous. Mostly female cars act like human females; for example, girl teen groupies gushing over the awesome male race cars. Male cars act like classic human males, with head to head competition determining who is on top, and the pit teams working with super efficient teamwork. SO, it seems odd that female race cars can be as fast and have the same stamina as male cars. In human life, this is not the case; it is odd to make this exception in the Cars World. Or is it?