Okay, usually I do a big opening statement about how I’ve felt about this film before I’d seen, my expectations leading into the plot of the film. But like I said in my Up review, what can I say that hasn’t been said already about this film?
Toy Story 3 is set about a couple years after the events that took place in the second film. Andy is all grown up and is getting ready to leave to go to College. So ultimately, the toys are sent to Sunny Side Daycare Center where they believe that they will feel loved. But that’s far from the truth.
Not only is Toy Story 3 as good as the first two films, it’s the best of the films and the best Pixar has made to date.
As many of you know, each Pixar film gets more mature as each one is released. Perfect examples can be Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and Up. Each one brings a message concerning the life we’re all living. This one has to be the biggest of all. They bring up a theme that some are even afraid to talk about: Life is precious, so do your best with the time you have. There were times where watching this film I remembered playing with toys as a child. The movie also has a theme of moving on, something that everyone has had to go through. It doesn’t look like it brings this with such a simple sounding story, but when you watch the film, you laugh one minute, you cry the next.
The film was hilarious. There’s a scene where Buzz gets turned into a “bad guy” and as you saw in the trailer they try to turn him back to regular; his audio turns into Spanish, and it ends up being the funniest running gag in the film.
There’s a scene where we see Lot So the bear’s back story and why he becomes the villain of the film. For the first part it opens with a clown character that made me laugh my ass off (in a good way), the story almost steals the show. And it goes back to the theme of letting go and remembering the good times you had.
The ending is a really sad moment for me. Not only because of the moral of the story, not just because we see Andy letting go. It’s saying goodbye to the story and to the characters. This is the last time, and it’s the end of one of the best trilogies in film history. Period.
Oh and there’s also this short film called “Day and Night” that premieres before the film, and it’s just as good as the movie itself.
Well, the trailers before really annoyed me with the whole “IN 3-D!” thing. It makes me think of the Fairly Odd Parents episode. “OHHHH, MY WALLET’S EMPTY!!!!”
Toy Story 3 can be called many things. The best of the three films, the best film Pixar has done to date, the best movie of the year so far, and perhaps one of the best films of all time. No matter how you want to sum it up, this is an incredible film that will go down as one of the most satisfying endings to a franchise and should be hailed as one of the best films of all time. It brings a message and still manages to bring laughs, tears, and overall an incredible movie going experience.
Toy Story 3 gets a 9.5/10.