This past weekend I got to watch Cars 3 not once, but twice! We got to watch it at a preview screening and again at the world premiere event and I am excited to share this film review with you. I am confident I’ll be seeing it a 3rd time too when I bring Gradie to watch it.
Female ‘Cars’ Race to the Front in Cars 3 – Film Review!
If you follow my blog you know I’m all about Girl Power and while there have been female ‘cars’ in the first 2 Cars movies, the presence of the female character in Cars 3 is a dominant theme and I LOVE IT!!
Now I will not add spoilers to this film review, what fun would that be? However, I do want to share with you why I loved the movie, even more than the first 2 and cannot encourage you enough to go see it this weekend – opening in theaters everywhere June 16th!!!
After speaking with the director and producer of the movie, it was discussed that Cruz Ramirez, the new ‘trainer’ in the movie was originally going to be another male character, but as the film progressed it was decided to make the role female and WOW – it was the right thing to do and a huge success.
Cristela Alonzo brings Cruz to life with zest and infuses her own flair to a character that through challenges and hardship in life is stuck in the role as a trainer rather than a racer.
Cristela brought her own personal challenges in life into her role as Cruz and you’ll leave the theater truly believing that we can all achieve what we set our minds to, just as Cruz/Cristela do.
In addition to Cruz Ramirez we also have Natalie Certain the “super-smarty-pants statistician” voiced by Kerry Washington and Miss Fritter the demolition derby legend with an intimidating appearance, played by Lea Delaria. Both are women who are leaders in their own fields, fields, fields that are usually dominated by men.
Of course the graphics and animation at the disposal of the creative team are vastly advanced compared to what they were back in 2006 when the original Cars movie was released.
You’ll be amazed at how life like they are able to make mud look and you’ll feel as if you’re really driving through the country side as Mack drives down a windy country highway.
The mentor relationships we’ve seen in the past movies, like that between Doc and Lightning is another main theme in Cars 3 and watching the relationships develop over the progression of the movie is heartwarming.
I really cannot encourage you enough to head to the theater with (or without) your kids this weekend!!
Remember Cars 3 races into theaters THIS FRIDAY – June 16th!!!
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