Latest ‘Cars 3’ trailer is all about racing and redemption
We know “Cars 3” is cribbing the “Rocky” franchise. And we’re totally OK with that. Considering the stumble that was “Cars 2,” with its international gallivanting and tales of espionage, Cars 3 is going back to its racing roots, Radiator Springs and Lightning McQueen doing what he does best.
We learn from the latest trailer that an aging McQueen is getting pushed out of racing by newer, faster cars. After what looks like a horrific crash, Cruz Ramirez, a young racing technician, takes McQueen on as her “senior project” (ba-dum-tss) to train him to get him back on the track and outrace the formidable Jackson Storm.
The new trailer gives “Cars 3” a more lighthearted tone than what we’ve gathered from past clips. There’s humor, returning characters, new faces, inspirational quotes (“Don’t fear failure, be afraid of not having the chance. You have the chance.”) and a story centered on racing and redemption. We’ll be buying a ticket June 16.