Everything New Is Terrible in the Latest Cars 3 Trailer

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The baffling (and increasingly disturbing) Cars 3 is all about an intergenerational rivalry between the upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) and the old star Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). In this trailer, it’s not just the technologically new and superior Jackson that isn’t good—it’s apparently every bit of new technology out there.


See, to beat Storm, Lightning is offered all sorts of impressive things to help him train. And yet, it seems none of it is as good as a simple beach, or having your friends throw garbage in your way.

And now, I’ll leave you with a question that I was asked that I had no answer for: If the cars are alive, is it attempted murder when one car wrecks another?

Cars 3 is out June 16.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.


How in the blue hell do we have 3 Cars movies and a Cars spinoff before anything else related to the Incredibles has come to light?