Cars 3 hits theaters this summer and is promising more speed and more horsepower than the prior two films. In the newest installation, legendary star car Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, is struggling to keep up with the new generation of racers. After a terrible crash on the course, he decides to retire to the kind of world where the speed limits are low and the spectators are nonexistent. Cue race technician Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo, who gets under Lightning’s hood, making him fast enough and strong enough to get back on the track and face the rookies.

Let’s ask our brood of movie-loving dogs if Cars 3 is worth shelling your hard-earned cash:

“I left the theater more empathetic to cars. Here, I thought all they wanted to do was pummel dogs over and stilt our walks. But they have wants, needs and struggles too!” –Hildy, 5 (Mix)

“I saw it in 3D. Having all those cars coming at me makes me want to stop wandering into the street.” –Jasper, 2 (Brown Lab)

Cars 3 had me thinking the same exact thing as Cars 1 and Cars 2. Wish those race cars were race dogs.” –Harry, 5 (Doberman Pinscher)

“Those younger cars were talking major smack to Lightning McQueen. If that were me, I would have peed all over them.” –Nana, 8 (St. Bernard)

“Larry the Cable Guy has a role in Cars 3 as a tow truck, combining his two favorite things: honest blue collar work and his own voice.” –Houdini, 6 (Beagle)

Despite the real-life tension between dogs and cars, pups seem open-minded to this one. Get excited for Cars 3 this June when the film hits theaters.


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