To be honest, the first time I saw the trailer or commercial for the Disney movie Cars 3, I got a totally different feel than I did from the first Cars film. Are children feeling it too?
Can children relate to a story about an aging professional who has to make room for younger competitors? That’s a pretty deep concept. A quick synopsis, McQueen a sympathetic hothead. He spends most of the movie struggling through encounters and adventures that are constantly reminding him that he is not the youngest or fastest car around anymore. He’s has been challengeded by up-and-comer Jackson Storm, a new model that was built and trained to go faster. Storm is is the typical challenger that nobody in the audience is rooting for. This a dynamic that children are made to understand thanks to Storm’s insensitive behavior. He’s not a very nice car, while McQueen is. McQueen is obsessed with going back to his roots, much like a Rocky Balboa in the later Rocky films. Storm is like one of Rocky’s challengers, such as Ivan Drago.
Do children understand McQeen’s story or are they just watching a Cars movie? You might want to be prepared for a laundry list of questions from your child if your going to show them this movie. Once can’t argue that it’s not an entertaining, fun Disney movie – but is that all it is or are kids getting the message from the movie? We would hope that if they are getting any kind of message at all, it’s not not the attitude from nasty old Storm.
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