Jackson Storm (Cars 3)

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Jackson Storm (Cars 3)
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"Wow! Thank you, Mr. McQueen! You have no idea what a pleasure it is for me to finally beat you."
Gender: Male
Type: Ruthless Racecar
Age: 36 (according to World of Cars Wiki)
Species: 2017 Custom-Built Next-Gen Piston Cup Racer
Portrayed by: Armie Hammer (movie)
A.J. Hamilton (game)
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Cars 3


Jackson Storm is the "main antagonist" of the 2017 Disney/Pixar animated film, Cars 3. He is a talented racer from the next generation of racers with his crazy unmatched speed.

Why He (Intentionally) Shouldn't Belong on The Track

  1. He comes across as a generic jerk character with little-to-no personality or development. At least Chick Hicks had humor and snarky moments to make him partially entertaining, but Storm has no such traits, making him a pretty weak "villain".
  2. We're supposed to see him as the "main antagonist" even though he just happens to be a very talented racer, and never really did anything evil or even tried cheating (except when he tried to slam Cruz Ramirez into the wall, more on this later).
  3. He's also another portrayal of pre-character development Lightning from the first film or even Chick Hicks but without his own character arc or development. As a result, he's more of a plot device than an actual character.
    • Speaking of Lightning, despite that he was an arrogant jerk at first in the first film, at least his actions are nowhere near villainous, which is what made Jackson such a lame and pathetic villain to begin with.
  4. Even though he's the supposed "threat", he barely gets any screen time or lines despite how much he was advertised. The irony is, Sterling has more personality than him, and feels more like a threat to the protagonists than Storm.
  5. There was no proper reason for him to try ramming Cruz into the wall towards the end since even if he lost, he still would have had an impressive winning streak, and the writers just wanted to both make the audience root against him and set up Cruz using Doc's wall flip.
  6. There was very little detail given on him after the final Florida 500 race.
    • It's never been even explained what happened to him. We also never found out.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. At least his car design looks very cool, sort of a mix between a NASCAR Xfinity Series car, some types of supercars, and a Le Mans racer. And so does his paint job too as well.
    • His design is also based on the Nissan CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.
  2. He is actually a bit better in Cars 3: Driven to Win, though not much, since he has gotten comeuppance, and doesn't cheat many times there.
  3. Armie Hammer did a pretty good job voicing him, and so does A.J. Hamilton surprisingly.
  4. His backstory is pretty heartbreaking, as it implies that he is depressed and lonely and he is unable to regain his feelings about the race is due to his cockiness. Click here.
  5. Due to him being antagonistic towards both Lightning and Cruz, it's clear that he was supposed to be hated.

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