Saturday, 4 September 2010

Toy Story 3

I was about 10 or 12 when I watched the first Toy Story in the cinema with my little sister. We were all enchanted! Years later Toy Story 2 came out and it was a blast! Again we all went to the theater to see it and we were so thrilled and excited after the movie! Im 18 now. No doubt that the animation is better than ever, the guys from Pixar constantly push the limits, but that's kinda natural for them. But still it feels like 100% Toy Story, with all the improvements, somehow I don't feel this 15-years-wide gap between the first and the third part.

What matters more is the (Toy) Story itself! And it is just fantastic! I had really high expectations of this film and honestly, after seeing it, my expectations were surpassed! The plot is really emotional, with so many nostalgic moments... Being kinda grown-up myself, but doing my growing-up with the first two parts of Toy Story, I couldn't relate more with this one! I was really touched! I just wish the theater was empty. Then I could stop holding back my tears! And it's not just t the big story, but also all those little things that go on around it! I don't know how many of those references and gags were in the script and how many were put in there in the making process, but it's just amazing! Even if it's the most dramatic and the darkest of the 3 (as dark as Toy Story can get) the comedy is still there, and I was laughing out loud all the way through! It's a wild roller-coaster, and I'm not even sure who will have more fun with it, if it will be the kids, or their parents! There's just so much more in there for you to notice, admire and laugh at! And I'm sure that after watching the film again I'll find out even more! There's also a really neat Totoro cameo, and it's great of Pixar to pay homage to their old friend, Miyazaki san.

The old lovable characters are all here, and they are joined by an army of new ones, and each one of them has his real personality and you can recognize in them characteristics of someone, both visually and with their attitude they express different things and you instinctively feel what these toys stand for. It's really funny to recognize in them some movie archetypes or features of people that you know.

I realize that I just poured out tons of superlatives, but there's nothing else you can say about this film! It has everything! (And about how many 3rd parts you can say that?) The only thing I could criticize is that there is one really freaky baby-toy, that can give the creeps to the smaller kids, but it's done on a purpose and for me it was really an enjoyable touch to the atmosphere of the film.

To wrap up this review, I will just say - Thank you, Pixar! 10/10

17 comments:

  1. I thought the first one was better than the second one, and I've heard the 3rd one doesn't disappoint. I'll check it out. Nice post btw.

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  2. I loved all 3, but the 3rd one made me kinda sad at the end :(

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  3. toys, toys everywhere.

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  4. I can't wait to see this!

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  6. can't ever stop loving toy story, my childhood right there (well next to Pokemon of course)

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  7. loved the movie!

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  8. Agreed. Brought in some manly tears for myself.

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  10. i saw this film, really really awesome, didn't cried but really sad...

    BTW, the first Toy Story was joss whedon's!

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  11. i cant believe i havent seen toy story 3 yet. loved the first two, and i watched them all the time as a kid.

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  12. It wasn't a bad movie. Pixar never seems to disappoint...

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  13. Pixar has never disappointed me even as an 18 year old.

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