Cars 3 (2017) Friday, 05 June 2020

Cars 3 (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Very mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Third time's a charm.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington

  • Directed by:

    Brian Fee

  • Running time:

    109 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), NR (UK), G (USA)


    Characters get teased (comic), covered in foam/mud, inflated, sprayed with bugs, bogged in sand/mud, rammed, pursued by a bus resembling a stampeding bull, flipped. Several nasty-looking car crashes (slow-motion cinematography, rollovers, sparks, debris over track, smoke, EMT vehicles attending, sirens, damaged/wrecked vehicles, etc). A car loses control on a virtual simulator and crashes through a fence, crowds of cars and a screen. Vehicles crash into each other/fences/walls/a sign. A vehicle tires to cut a car with a spinning saw blade (the blade gets jammed in the car's tyre well). Objects broken. Pyrotechnic explosions, burning tyres, burning vehicles. A character is referred to as the "school bus of death". Blood/gore: None.


    (None): Cars joke about a male character not liking "fast women" and a female character having "serious eyes" for a male character. A male character describes a female character as an angel.


    Bar setting. Moonshine mentioned.


    (There is no swearing or crude language in this film.) Butt, keister. A character says "Life's a beach and then you drive". A character advises "No cursing" as a rule at a speedway meet. Name-calling (losers, stickers, stinky, cloud, old, broken down, flabby, senior, washed up, brittle, fossil, slow, rickety, dilapidated, costume girl, angry, etc).


    Racing, best friends, rookies, challengers, teamwork, training, ribbing, rivalry, legacy, mentors, retirement, defeat, memories, sponsors, motivation, speedway, sacrifice, reflexes, ageing, passing the baton, fairness, equality, empathy, ego.


    Dead friend/mentor seen in flashback. Fireworks. A picture of a clown is painted on the side of a truck. A character spits whenever he says the word "paparazzi".


    Radiant, playful, friendly, rollicking, warm, progressive, satisfying, gentle, melancholic, mature, sturdy, fresh, sweet, polished, kid-friendly, moving, traditional, effective, deep. Involving/energising/lush/gorgeous/photorealistic/stirring/splendid visuals, intense/terrifying/tragic/harrowing/spectacular/horrific crash sequences, strong female character, smart themes, amiable pace, tender/affecting flashbacks to Paul Newman's Doc Hudson character.


    Meandering, pedestrian, perfunctory. Aimless/sagging middle section, hit or miss comedy, by-the-numbers plotting/character development, flat/safe story.

CARS 3 is preceded by short film LOU featuring a bullying kid who teases/mocks other children, steals their beloved possessions and causes two to get knocked over/into bins. A character morphs into various shapes, characters are thrown through the air/hit with objects (marbles/racquet)/grabbed/stretched/pulled, a child character is seen with a leg in plaster and crutches, a character screams. Themes include bullying, loss, favourite toys, lost and found items, redemption, forgiveness, playgrounds, children and hope.

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