A local dad believes the Cars trilogy poses more questions than it answers, launching into an odd rant about plot holes and an alleged lack of cohesion between the three films in the series. Liam Clarke has spent much of the last month watching and rewatching Cars, Cars 2, and Cars 3 as his three-year-old son Will fell down a deep rabbit hole of repeatedly watching the animated movies.
Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle, Clarke said he couldn’t understand how the trilogy had gotten through relatively unscathed by movie critics. He said, “There’s actually not a great deal of cohesion between the three films. They’re all good in their own right, but I struggled with the narrative flow between each one. Let’s just say I have a lot of questions about certain characters.”
While Clarke conceded he may have gotten a little too obsessed with the minutiae of certain aspects of the trilogy, he still wanted answers. He said, “What’s the go with Sally and Lightning? Are they together? It seems like a really absent relationship if you ask me. There’s not a lot of chemistry between them after the first film. And what about Cruz and Lightning in Cars 3? Were they bumping bumpers, if you know what I mean? How on earth did Radiator Springs survive without some kind of JobKeeper supplement prior to Lightning’s arrival? And what about Doc Hudson? In the original Cars, he supposedly reluctantly returns to the Piston Cup event yet rocks up wearing some big ‘look at me’ paint job that proclaims him as the ‘Fabulous Hudson Hornet’. I’m like, which one is it Doc? Reluctant hero and wise mentor, or have a look at me I’m awesome? You can’t have it both ways.”