It can be hard, especially in today’s climate, to practice kindness. Our initial reaction to everything seems to be anger now, and understandably so. The world isn’t exactly a friendly place right now.
But that doesn’t mean we should lose our kindness and patience. Back in 2016, Kevin Costner went on The Graham Norton Show and told a beautiful story about forgiveness, kindness and patience. He tells the story better than I can write it, but the short version is that decades ago, he was helping a writer friend in Hollywood. This writer friend was bitter, and he started to talk trash about everyone in Hollywood, including some of Costner’s friends.
Costner let the friend stay on his couch for a few months, but eventually Costner’s wife was like, “Okay. He’s been here long enough,” so they told him to leave. The friend went to Arizona and started washing dishes at a Chinese restaurant, but before he started working there, he had left Costner the script he had been working on.
Eventually, Costner read it, and it became Dances with Wolves….
Never give up on your dreams. And treat your friends with respect, even when it’s difficult.
Back in November, we shared the dark teaser trailer for Cars 3 with you all. It was a bit unsettling, especially for a franchise designed for kids. I mean, having that wreck involving McQueen inside the trailer was one thing, but making it the feature was really strange.
Well, now the director of the film, Brian Fee, is giving us more details about the upcoming sequel. Unfortunately, these details are making us more confused.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fee explains that things aren’t the same for McQueen anymore in this new movie. He is being upstaged by a new generation of fast cars.
“McQueen is not the young hotshot anymore, the kid he was back then in Cars 1. He’s in the middle of his life, and as an athlete, that’s getting up there. You have your whole life ahead of you, yet your career is starting to show its age. He’s looking in the mirror and realizing, ‘I’m 40 years old,’ and dealing with the fact that the thing that you love more than anything else, you might not be able to do forever.”
That sounds incredibly depressing. We’re just going to watch McQueen waste away and drink himself into an early junkyard? And then we have to watch some d-bag named Jackson Storm take his place?
I don’t support this. I don’t want real life problems with my Pixar films. I want cookies, sunshine and laughs.