Hey so here’s your friendly reminder that Cars 3 was not an anti millennial film. There’s never a moment where any of the Next Gen. cars get bashed for being younger. The article that came out months ago was horribly written and not accurate to the film at all.
I’ve seen a few posts saying that McQueen gets mad at Cruz for relying too much on technology and I have to wonder if you guys really watched the movie because that never happens?
Lightning WANTS to use the simulator. He WANTS to train the same way the Next Gens train, which relies on technology. He gets mad at Cruz because she’s treating him like he’s an ancient fossil (tell me you wouldn’t get annoyed if someone gave you a bed pan…) and it frustrates him because in his eyes he’s not that much older. He gets annoyed with her for bringing the treadmill onto the beach and tbh he has every right to be annoyed like why the hell would you use a treadmill when you have the beach to race/run on…
People keep asking “Why does Jackson, the millennial, have to be a jerk?” and like. It has nothing to do with him being a “”millennial””??? He’s literally just a copy of Chick Hicks, the antagonist in the first film, who is much older than McQueen. They didn’t purposely make Jackson a bad guy as a way of saying “FUCk Young Peopl!”
And on top of that, Cruz is also a “”millennial”” and they show her in a very positive light? And she even kicks ass at the end of the movie so???
Cars 3 is about an older athlete who’s finding it harder and harder to keep up with the younger athletes. It’s about McQueen finding his groove again. That’s it.