Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3 [2010]

Director: Lee Unkrich
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton
Rating: General
Comment: "Surprisingly we can never outgrow these toys for they never get old..."

Fifteen years after it's debut, the toys are back for the third time and guess what? We still care about them. What makes the Toy Story series so endearing is how they play with nostalgia and evoke those childhood memories few of us could really remember, but we all knew it was some of the best years of our life. After three movies, it still works.

Toy Story 3 tells the part of the story that was hinted in it's predecessor; beloved Andy is all grown up and is going off to college. Few people play with toys beyond the age of fifteen, and Andy is no different. Hence, the toys now have two possible routes waiting for them; they can only either go to the trash, or be donated.

I shall not give away too much details here, but some of you might have already guessed that chances are only the principal cast remain for this sequel. That doesn't mean you will feel like there is something missing, for you could never go wrong with Pixar. The movies has plenty of laughs, fond memories of our own childhood and plenty more.

If there are any complaints however, certain elements from the second movie was carried over to the third movie. Whether or not this is intentional is no one's idea, but it might hamper the experience for you will not be left guessing as to who is the 'villain' this time around.

Toy Story 4 is very much unlikely, for the ending of this movie pretty much wraps everything up for the toys. This is probably the most heart-warming moment of them all for Andy is a very sentimental guy - let's just leave it at that.

Points Calculation

The Good [+100]
- Story
- Heart-warming

The Bad [-30]
- Predictability

100 - 30 = 70 points

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