No longer the rookie, Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is now the old timer on the track, being outrun, outmanoeuvred and outshone by the next generation of racing cars, especially a loud-mouthed and flashy, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer).
With more plot twists and turns than a racetrack, great gags, shiny graphics and a heartfelt and poignant storyline, Cars 3 is miles better than Cars 2 and is certainly more of a flashback to the feel of the first Cars movie. Expect brilliant cameos by Lewis Hamilton, a rewind to the past, with all of the old squad from Radiator Springs, (even a re-worked sub-plot with Paul Newman as Doc Hudson), and a feisty new female, Cruz Remirez (voiced by Christela Alonzo.)
So does the famous number '95' have any tread left and the va-va-vroom to carry on? Will he survive a spectacular rollover? And ever hold up a Piston Cup trophy again? Can he go up a gear?
All to be revealed at a cinema near you!
Cars 3 opens nationwide on 14 July 2017.
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