Toy Story 3 continues the legacy
I am a child at heart… or maybe it is just that my children force me to watch endless hours of cartoons. I will however admit, I enjoy these Disney and Pixar classics, sometimes seeking them out more for me than because I am the cool mom.
Today, Toy Story 3 was released out on DVD. After my daughter spent the day at home sick, my husband decided to surprise her with a little gift to maker her feel better. He went out and rented Toy Story 3. (I was actually surprised they had it in stock!) While most people I have come across that have seen the movies in the theaters have raved, I didn’t think I would be to disappointed either, so we popped the movie into the DVD player and all got cozy and comfy in our seats to watch.
It started out with a scene of all the toys, good versus bad. It was animated very well and definitely caught my attention. Although, I was a little confused because I thought this movie was supposed to be about Andy going to college. Either way, it drew me in.
After a short reminiscence of Andy growing up with his favorite toys… to include Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jesse, the potato heads, Rex, slinky dog… just to name a few, the story started to unfold with the mission to get Andy to play with them. Andy is now 17 years old and heading out for college. While he hasn’t played with his toys in awhile, the cast gets smaller and smaller, as some of the toys were donated and given away. This is leaving only a select few of his favorites, which he needs to choose whether to trash, store in the attic or take to college.
As Andy makes his decisions, the remainder of the toys are meant for the attic, while Woody is put in the box heading for college. While Andy attempted to save the toys, they were accidentally donated to Sunnyside daycare. This is were the brunt of the story began.
While at Sunnyside, the toys are excited to finally be played with after feeling betrayed by Andy, only to realize the kids at the daycare aren’t nice. After a day of torture, the toys are unhappy. While Woody returns to attempt to save his friends, we see the same catchy writing styles return that have made us laugh in the previous two Toy Story movies.
I would have to say, my favorite part of this movie definitely revolves around Ken and Barbie. While this is intended as a child’s movie, it definitely has some adult humor. This is what makes the Toy Story series enjoyable and a great film for both the child and the parents. This movie is also a lot darker than the movies before it. There were some intense parts that might scare a young child. (I know my five year old was getting really into these parts of the movie.)
Overall, this movie is a must see. While I would love to tell you more about the story and ease your mind that the toys escaped from the Daycare and returned back to a loving Andy, I don’t want to spoil the story line. So, if you are in the mood for a good movie, this is a definite must see. In fact, from my perspective, I find it to be a better story then the first two movies. While I typically don’t enjoy sequel movies as much as the original, this is definitely not true for this Pixar favorite. The third story continues the legacy with all your favorite characters from Toy Story.
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