Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Ending of a Saga (NO SPOILERS)

Since Toy Story 3 is so recent, and many people probably haven't gotten a chance to see it yet, I'll make sure there are NO SPOILERS in this post. So never fear!
Not that I would or could expect anything less from Pixar, but the movie was really really great. Woody, Buzz, and all the favorites are back with a huge host of new characters. The storyline is a little bit more intricate than in previous films, but even the backstories of various characters all ties in to a general theme. It was previewed a bit in Jessie's tale from Toy Story 2. And as can be guessed from the trailers, the theme revolves around what happens to a toy when it's owner grows too old to play with toys. But regardless, Pixar still manages to make the movie a fun adventure with lots of humor for adults and kids.

The Toy Story series seems like Pixar's pet project, since it's what put them on the map more or less and it's the only movie they've done sequels for (though I have heard rumors of a Cars 2). So I'm sure it wasn't easy to finally end Toy Story, and honestly, it wasn't easy for me either! Those my age have really been on Andy's timeline for all these years. Toy Story came out in 1996 when I was 5. And now, over 10 years later, I'm a college student. I won't lie, I got teary at the end of Toy Story 3, because it was all so bittersweet.

On a lighter note, the short before the movie was very different. Definitely a favorite (second only to the chess playing old man, such a classic!).


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