Sunday, August 08, 2010

Toy Story 3

What an amazing movie! I can’t believe an animated movie (in my head I was thinking “cartoon”) almost made me cry. I teared up twice at the end. I held it back though. I love Woody and Buzz and Barbie & Ken and all the others. There are such interesting characters. The Monkey was awesome.

Toy Story 3 is another amazing film by Pixar. I was so happy I saw it in 3D too. Toy Story 3 is fun for kids, but carries emotional relevance for adults too. The hidden grown-up jokes were a lot of fun too. The Pixar “cartoon” tackles abandonment and growing up in a way that kids can understand and adults can relate to. It really is one of those movies that the whole family can watch and enjoy.

I really can’t say enough good things about it, but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. (Of course, if anyone wants to talk about it, I’m happy to discuss it.) It’s currently at 99% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. I remember when it came out, it was 100% for a long time. So, I suppose, there are a few people out there that don’t like it. Fine. You can’t please everyone.

Okay, I have one criticism, not about the story itself, but about the 3D. It’s not really worth it to pay 3D. Nothing really jumps out at you off the screen. There were more 3D effects in the trailers for other films than the actual movie. Everyone should still see it, but it doesn’t have to be at the extra 3D cost. Toy Story 3 reminds you about growing up, but remembering the joy of being a kid playing with toys.


  1. I SOOOO want to see this. I agree about 3d though - I haven't yet seen a 3d film where I thought, wow, this really adds something. I just feel pretty stupid in the glasses :)

  2. From the trailers before the movie, I might pay to see the new Narnia movie in 3D.

  3. The original movie was a major part of my childhood, so I was eager to see "Toy Story 3" when it came out -- and I loved it, too! I definitely teared up several times. A woman sitting in the theatre in front of me, alone, was sobbing like a baby... I felt terrible!

  4. You shouldn't feel terrible. It just means the movie touched her and she couldn't hold in her swell of emotions. (Right?)