Will you be watching Cars 3 this week?
June is shaping up to be a great month for gearheads who love seeing cars burn rubber on the big screen. Edgar Wright's car chase musical Baby Driver looks to hark back to an era when dangerous car stunts were performed without committing the cardinal sin of resorting to CGI, while Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight will probably do the exact opposite: expect explosions, explosions, and more explosions. Pixar's Cars 3 is also out this week, but before you write it off as a cash-in designed to sell toys, this one looks like it will be worth watching.
Ahead of its release this week, a final trailer has dropped focusing on McQueen being pushed to his limits as he struggles to remain relevant against a new generation of technically advanced racing rivals, all to the tune of the 1975 classic "Take It to the Limit" by The Eagles. Cars 3 looks like it will have a more serious tone than its predecessors.
A devastating crash causes McQueen to reconsider his ability to race, but because this is a Pixar movie and there are life lessons to be learned, you can bet he will face his fears and make a triumphant comeback with the help of young race technician Cruz Ramirez. Directed by Brian Fee, who worked as a storyboard artist for Cars and Cars 2, Cars 3 will see the return of old characters such as the bumbling Mater tow-truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, and introduce us to a host of new ones including McQueen's new arch rival Jackson Storm. There are even some nods to NASCAR, as several racing drivers provided their vocal talents for the film. Cars 3 will cross the checkered flag on June 16.