The races, almost too many to count, take up an enormous amount of screen time, so if you’re someone who can’t get enough of contests between animated automobiles, this movie is a dream come true. If Lightning McQueen wants to go faster than his new rival Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), couldn’t he just get a brand-new engine? [...] when we’re not seeing a red car chasing a blue car, “Cars 3” consists of lots of forlorn whining from Owen Wilson — one of the best forlorn whiners in the business — as Lightning swings from hope to doubt to despair over his career. Director Brian Fee and a team of seven screenwriters (including himself) attempt to intensify the rooting interest by making Lightning’s young rival arrogant and obnoxious. The filmmakers overestimate the audience’s investment in Lightning McQueen’s automotive supremacy. Or perhaps they do realize it, because midway the movie starts focusing on the character of Lightning’s trainer, an enthusiastic young female car named Cruz (Cristela Alonzo). The movie’s pivotal conversation, in which Cruz reveals that she once hoped to be a racer but found that she lacked the nerve, is a standout piece of writing, a scene that could, with some obvious adjustments, work just as well with live actors. [...] Pixar’s production values alone make “Cars 3” intermittently entertaining, and the facial expressions of the cars are emotionally on target and uncanny in their evocation of human expression.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
JULY 19, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - LIGHTNING INVESTMENTS INC.
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