When you think about having a need for speed and animated movies, there’s only one Pixar– film that should come to mind.
That’s right everybody the “Cars” film franchise is back for another installment and this time, we’re putting ladies first!
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Of course, Owen Wilson will be back reprising his role as Lightning McQueen but for this third installment, we’re adding a couple other movie big shots to the roster. Kerry Washington, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria and Katherine Helmond are just a few of the ladies joining the already star studded cast. I love that they’re adding diversity to a film that centers around such a male dominated sport.
They’re also adding a few more characters to the cast as well; Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez. The description given for these two new speed demons reads: Jackson Storm was built to race with his fast and sleek design. Storm has a confidence and cocky attitude that intimidates the others. Mix that attitude with Storm’s unmatched speeds and you have a racer that may be unbeatable. Cruz Ramirez (who by the way is a female automobile) is an unconventional trainer at the Racing Center. Cruz helps out the rookies by providing them with cutting edge tools to help them on the tracks. Cruz wants to help her longtime idol Lightning McQueen get back on top but she knows that his competition has grown to be faster than ever.
When you think of top Nascar drivers, names like Dale Earnhardt Sr.. Jeff “Wonder Boy” Gordon and Richard Petty are sure to come to mind but what about the ladies? Danica Patrick and Shawna Robinson are both women who literally changed the game of professional racing and their names should also be synonymous with the greats. Hopefully this new installment will bring more females out to the races.
Written By: Monique C. Tillman