By Mica Wilhite
Lightening McQueen is back in Pixar’s newest release “Cars 3.” The film had a lackluster opening weekend, but only when measured by Disney + Pixar standards. Box office totals were over $80 million and higher than “Cars” and “Cars 2.”
The story of “Cars 3” is about McQueen (Owen Wilson) and whether or not his racing career can survive the faster, yet arrogant, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). Sally Carrera (Bonnie Hunt) is still Lightening’s Porsche girlfriend and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) still revs up Lightening’s spirits as his best friend.
A new addition to this moving story about not “being afraid of failure” but “being afraid of never having the chance” to succeed is Natalie Certain (Kerry Washington). Certain is a statistical analyst for the Racing Sports Network and derives her name from the probability of a certain event in statistics is 100%. She has a body inspired by Tesla and does everything with 95% confidence (that’s an inside statistics joke).
However, she has a bit of a blind spot when it comes to #95 Lightening’s stats. While adeptly crunching his numbers, she fails to calculate the effect of determination and persistence when predicting Lightening’s chance of winning.
“Cars 3” scores a 66% fresh on the Tomatometer. In true Disney/Pixar form, it has amazing animation that captures the eye for the entire length of the film. And the story will encourage audience members of all ages, as Lightening races to the finish line with a lot of grit and a little help from his friends.
“Cars 3” (109 minutes) is showing at the Marshall Cinema kid-friendly G-rating. Call (903) 935-5662 or visit www. Jimplecute1848.com for a full list of show times. Then start your engines and zoom zoom zoom to see it soon.
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