Skip to comments.Pixar’s Cars 3 a spectacular 4K disc experience
Posted on 11/11/2017 8:33:35 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
It may not be the strongest Pixar outing, but Disney/Pixar's third Cars movie offers a fantastic home theatre experience.
Indeed, the folks at Pixar are really on the top of their game here, and Disney's 4K Ultra HD disc release is truly reference quality - so much so that I'll be using it as one of my test discs going forward. It isn't just the 4K picture, it's how the 4K picture takes advantage of the Pixar folks' hard work creating the "virtual world" of Lightning McQueen, Radiator Springs, and the "pseudo-Nascar" spectacle. It's remarkable.
In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen (once again voiced by Owen Wilson) is still racing and winning, but like legends such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti and Helio Castroneves learned in a real life racing series (IndyCar), you can be talented and legendary and still quick, but there's always a young whippersnapper yapping at your heels (or, in this case, bumper) and there comes a time to toss in the racing helmet.
In this case, it's rookie upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a new breed of high technology race car that, compared to McQueen and cars of his generation, proves just too much for ol' number 95. In the final race of the season, McQueen is desperately trying to catch Storm and the other new age cars but instead he over-revs his own abilities and ends up wiping out spectacularly and is forced to limp off back to Radiator Springs to recover (my nearly four year old grandson decided he didn't like the movie any more after the crash scene).
While cuperating again (that's "recuperating" for those who don't appreciate word games), McQueen takes out his soul and examines it. Is he washed up? He's a dinosaur compared to these new cars - which also have...
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