Monday, June 21, 2010
There's a snake in my boot!!- - -for the last time.
Now I know our friend Brandon Prows already covered this one on his blog, but I really wanted to write about this. So here we go! On to the review!
Well folks, it’s finally here. Toy Story 3. It has been a very long wait for all of us; especially those of us who grew up with Woody and Buzz and saw them as comrades. Pixar realizes this and they made their film accordingly. Now I could write about this film for hours, but I will keep it short.
In the third installment, Woody and the gang are at the end of their rope. What do I mean? I mean Andy is off to college. For the toys that means they will most likely get thrown away and neglected. Then the toys discover something magical; donation. After some wacky misadventures, the toys end up and Sunnyside Day Care Center. When they arrive, everything seems awesome. There are tons of children and day spas and everything a toy could dream of having. Only Woody is skeptical; and rightly so. I won’t go into detail but let’s just say everything and everyone are not what they seem.
This film does a lot of things well, but what they did well the most was make this movie with heart. Yes it is indeed animated and yes it is indeed about toys but that doesn’t stop Pixar. They recognize that most of their audience is in their teens and early twenties; they grew up with this stuff. They knew the fans expected nothing more than a movie full of heart and meaning. After all, we really do care about these characters; and so does Pixar. The animation in the film is top notch, and it is very funny. There are jokes that kids will appreciate, and there are jokes that the older folk will appreciate. It really is a movie for everyone.
I would advise you to bring some tissues because the finale of this film is horribly sad. While touching and heartfelt it is very sad. You will cry (or get very close) I promise you this.
Overall, Toy Story 3 is a real masterpiece. You will laugh, and you will sure as heck cry. The movie’s animation is beautiful and everything is what we have come to expect form Pixar. They did a good job on this one, and they did not let the fans down. It is the perfect ending to the perfect saga about a boy and his favorite toys. Pixar really gave us the sendoff we wanted and needed. Well done Pixar, well done.