Nathan Fillion

'Cars 3' keeps the family-friendly franchise rolling along

'Cars 3' keeps the family-friendly franchise rolling along

“Cars 3” is a genial, easy-going throwback. Not just to the previous Pixar films in the series but to the early days of parent company Disney, when Walt walked the earth and sweetly earnest lessons about what’s important in life inspired movies that put smiles on faces all over town.

The directing debut for veteran Pixar storyboard artist Brian Fee, this warmly sentimental G-rated film about facing new realities and recapturing lost dreams has, despite its relatively adult story line, a beguilingly effortless feeling to it, as if it had nothing to prove.

But though it’s indifferent to pushing boundaries, that hasn’t stopped these further adventures of Lightning McQueen, the...

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