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Toy Story 3 - Watched It & Loved It. Wanna Fight About It?

Updated on March 16, 2011

I freaking bawled at the end of this movie. I mean snot running out of my nose, puffy-eyed CRYING during the final scene. Granted, I'm an emotional, hormonal ball of good times pretty much any old day of the week, but really, this was a good story. I like Pixar and all, but it usually takes a lot for me to watch these kinds of things. I don't know why. Same reason I haven't seen Gone with the Wind. Don't freak out. I have never seen it, okay? I don't have a good reason. I just haven't. Dang, get off my back.

You'll be mesmerized by the animation. It's so... REAL, but not, obviously. It's better than ever. AND you will love all the varieties of toys in the daycare. Remember that plastic phone on wheels with the smiley face that made ring-y noises when you dialed it's rotary wheel? I REMEMBER those things. And the Ken (of Ken & Barbie) is one of the new toy characters they hit out of the park. He's a plastic-muscled, fashionisto meathead who proves his love for Barbie in the end. Oh sigh.

But besides all that fun stuff, there's the story. Pixar knows it's animation; they have it down. I think everyone would still watch their films even if the story was no good because kids like to watch colorful things bop across a television screen. Parents gotta keep their toddlers, etc., occupied. AND YET, Pixar always comes through with plain old good writing/storytelling.

I cried because people grow up and change and don't always love you like they used to. I cried because sometimes you make your own family, one that sticks by you no matter what - even if they aren't the family you were born into. I cried because it's true - the easy way (with no pain, no fear, no rejection) kind of doesn't exist. And if it does, it doesn't allow for a richness of experience, a life fully lived or for love fully realized.  And finally, I cried because it's good to remember what you used to love, to pass that on, to mark your beginnings and endings - good and bad.

I have a doll named Bunny, that I've had since I was 3. She's pink with long, floppy ears, and she used to have a tail made of white yarn. But that has long since fallen off. I used to believe she was real (for much longer than I'll admit here), and I would help her drink water at night before bedtime. I am still pretty sure she has a soul.

Anyway, you should watch Toy Story 3.  I really enjoyed it. It deserves all the accolades it has received, at least in my little book.


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