Movie Review: Cars 3

“As an aging racer myself, I could relate to the themes of Cars 3, but what are these themes doing in a kid’s movie? As Lightning spends time with the grand old cars in Radiator Springs, he also listens to the voice of his mentor, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) speaking to him from beyond the grave (or scrapyard)! Aren’t kids supposed to think they’ll live forever? Why this object lesson in mortality? I can only imagine that this film is aimed straight at Grandma or Grandpa, who may be accompanying the little tykes to the matinee, but I would think that at least half the film might produce squirming with early elementary children. (And now that I think of it, maybe Grandpa doesn’t want to think about mortality, either!)”

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