Cars 3
2017
**
Director: Brian Fee
Cast: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington

Pixar abandons the bizarre spy plot of the second movie and returns to the world of racing, where it all started in the original Cars. Lightning McQueen, a successful racer for years, suddenly finds himself outmoded and outperformed by the new hi-tech models. With the help of a new trainer, Cruz Ramirez, he prepares himself for the new season, knowing that it’s a case of win or retire. You could argue that the third part offers a marginal improvement, but this really is another lifeless and joyless animation. This middling franchise has always been aimed at the younger children, so it is odd that instead of a snappy, witty, and funny movie, we get a slow-paced, overlong, and weirdly earnest feature.